- Word Combinations (verb), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||demoralizes, demoralizing, demoralized
||to weaken or destroy the confidence, courage, spirit, or morale of.
Many defeats demoralized the team.
- encourage, hearten
||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
||to throw into a state of confusion or disorder; bewilder.
The barrage of questions from the prosecutor demoralized the witness to the point where he became speechless.
||demoralization (n.), demoralizer (n.)