demoralizing


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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.
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demoralizing

(dɪˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ) or

demoralising

adj
dispiriting; disheartening
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.demoralizing - 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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demoralizing

adjective disheartening, discouraging, depressing, crushing, disappointing, daunting, dampening, dispiriting Persistent disapproval or criticism can be highly demoralizing.
encouraging, comforting, cheering, reassuring, heartening
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demoralizing

adjective
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Translations

demoralizing

[dɪˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ] ADJdesmoralizador
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demoralizing

[dɪˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ] demoralising (British) adj (= disheartening) [experience] → démoralisant(e)demo tape ncassette f de démo
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demoralizing

adjentmutigend; (for troops etc) → demoralisierend
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demoralizing

[dɪˈmɒrlaɪzɪŋ] adjdemoralizzante
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References in classic literature ?
Only the north-west phase of that mighty display is not demoralizing to the same extent, because between the hail and sleet squalls of a north-westerly gale one can see a long way ahead.
He sat back upon the bench then and glared at the open doors and the key, realizing now that they were part of a well-laid scheme of refined torture, none the less demoralizing because it inflicted no physical suffering.
Even political principle must have been in danger of relaxation under such circumstances; and the violin, faithful to rotten boroughs, must have been tempted to fraternize in a demoralizing way with a reforming violoncello.
"I want to know from Congress and its allies why they are demoralizing security forces by asking for proof of the air strikes against terror camps.
The Minister decried how some Nigerians, particularly opposition politicians, have made it their past-time to wage a campaign of disinformation against the military on the social media, saying such unpatriotic acts are discouraging and demoralizing the men and women in uniform.
KARACHI -- Former Test opener, chief selector and head coach Mohsin Khan Tuesday said crashing out of Pakistan junior team from the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup was demoralizing.
Hassan witnessed American military personnel attacking innocent civilians, soldiers so severely wounded that they were not sent back home for fear of demoralizing the public and undercutting support for the war, the remains of a South Vietnamese solider brutally executed for desertion while an American commander looked on, the remains of babies slain execution-style, and much more.
While vision loss can be devastating for anyone, it can be particularly demoralizing for an older person, says Ilene Gipson, PhD, a senior scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston.
It is mind-boggling in its absurdity that some, entrusted with leadership within the hierarchy of underwriting associations, would inflict demoralizing degrees of pointlessly invasive micromanagement upon their all-volunteer army.
I was just astonished and shocked and dismayed." As if that weren't demoralizing enough, the Ah" Force demanded that Hill immediately repay her medical school tuition--about $65,000.