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demoralize

de·mor·al·ize

demoralize

 
 
pronunciation:
dih mo r laIz
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: demoralized, demoralizes, demoralizing
definition 1: to weaken or destroy the confidence, courage, spirit, or morale of.
Many defeats demoralized the team.
antonyms:
encourage, hearten
definition 2: to weaken or do away with the conscience or morals of; corrupt.
Such thieving had been unthinkable among us before the war, but hard times had demoralized all of us.
similar words:
corrupt, subvert
definition 3: to throw into a state of confusion or disorder; bewilder.
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derivations: demoralization (n.), demoralizer (n.)
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