demoralization


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de·mor·al·ize

 (dĭ-môr′ə-līz′, -mŏr′-)
tr.v. de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing, de·mor·al·iz·es
1. To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten: an inconsistent policy that demoralized the staff.
2. To put into disorder; confuse.
3. To debase the morals of; corrupt.

de·mor′al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
de·mor′al·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.demoralization - destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
2.demoralization - a state of disorder and confusion; "his inconsistency resulted in the demoralization of his staff"
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
3.demoralization - depression resulting from an undermining of your morale
depression - sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
Translations

demoralization

[dɪˌmɒrəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] demoralisation (British) n [person] → démoralisation f

demoralization

nEntmutigung f; (of troops etc)Demoralisierung f

demoralization

[dɪˌmɒrəlaɪˈzeɪʃn] ndemoralizzazione f
References in classic literature ?
The second object aimed at by the Bill was the gradual demoralization of the Circles themselves.
I became an enthusiastic lover of the theatre; and with my craze for actors and the play, the work of my demoralization began.
You are bound either to fall a victim or to become a partisan in this incessant strife of ambitions, desires, and hatreds, in the midst of which you are placed; and by slow degrees the picture of vice triumphant and virtue made ridiculous produces its effect on a young man, and he wavers; life in Paris soon rubs the bloom from conscience, the infernal work of demoralization has begun, and is soon accomplished.
Demoralization was spreading; something must be done, and done quickly, too.
John Carter!" redoubled their efforts so effectually that before the blacks could recover from their temporary demoralization their ranks were broken and the red men had burst into the chamber.
Every housewife who had once "bought at Freely's" felt a secret joy when she detected a similar perversion in her neighbour's practice, and soon only two or three old-fashioned mistresses of families held out in the protest against the growing demoralization, saying to their neighbours who came to sup with them, "I can't offer you Freely's beef, or Freely's cheesecakes; everything in our house is home-made; I'm afraid you'll hardly have any appetite for our plain pastry." The doctor, whose cook was not satisfactory, the curate, who kept no cook, and the mining agent, who was a great bon vivant, even began to rely on Freely for the greater part of their dinner, when they wished to give an entertainment of some brilliancy.
A diversion must be tried, or demoralization would ensue.
Another evil, brought about by modern customs, which Rabourdin counted among the causes of this secret demoralization, was the fact that there is no real subordination in the administration in Paris; complete equality reigns between the head of an important division and the humblest copying-clerk; one is as powerful as the other in an arena outside of which each lords it in his own way.
His appearance was cer- tainly that of a hairdresser's dummy; but in the great demoralization of the land he kept up his appearance.
Because of this, Ka Nonoy said there could be a demoralization happening in the lower units in the NPA for the movement's giving out of support even to candidates who have an opposing ideologies.
"It will create drastic demoralization among the remaining members of the communist terrorist group that will certainly encourage them to surrender," he emphasized.
Demoralization is a distinct clinical entity, characterized by hopelessness, helplessness, psychological giving up, and subjective incompetence (Tecuta, Tomba, Grandi, & Fava, 2015).