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Related to demoralising: disentanglement, enlivening, unwaveringly
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Adj.1.demoralising - destructive of morale and self-reliance
discouraging - depriving of confidence or hope or enthusiasm and hence often deterring action; "where never is heard a discouraging word"
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I wonder if the reader would care to hear about my First Love, of whom I am naturally thinking a good deal this morning, under the demoralising influences of the fresh air, blue sky, and various birds and flowers.
The air of the river has a demoralising effect upon one's temper, and this it is, I suppose, which causes even barge men to be sometimes rude to one another, and to use language which, no doubt, in their calmer moments they regret.
The possession of private property is very often extremely demoralising, and that is, of course, one of the reasons why Socialism wants to get rid of the institution.
The industry necessary for the making money is also very demoralising.
When it is used with a certain amount of kindness, and accompanied by prizes and rewards, it is dreadfully demoralising.
Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralising.
But still it is very bad, and wrong, and demoralising.
The law is bound, at least upon the English side, to see that too many of them are not put on board one ship: and that their accommodations are decent: not demoralising, and profligate.
Mr Khan, who himself chose to stay away from Tuesday's National AssemAbly session in which all opposition parties voted in favour of a Pakistan Peoples Party bill seeking to restore the bar on a disqualified person from holding party office, took to Twitter in the evening and termed the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz success a 'terrible and demoralising message' to the nation.
On the Batla house encounter case, Rijiju claimed the Congress continued to indulge in politics, which was very demoralising for the security forces.
SIR - The Prime Minister stands accused by the chief executive of the Royal College of Nurses of demoralising NHS Wales staff by his adverse comments, while Owen Smith, the Shadow Welsh Secretary says they "should be applauded, not abused" (WM February 26).