demoralize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To undermine the self-confidence or morale of; dishearten: an inconsistent plan that demoralized the employees.
    • To put into condition; mistake.
    • To debase the morals of; corrupt.
    • To corrupt or weaken in morals; to destroy or reduce the consequence of moral principles on; to make corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in control, in nerve, character, etc.; to deteriorate in nature or performance.
    • To undermine the self-confidence or morale of; dishearten: an inconsistent plan that demoralized the staff.
    • To put into condition; confuse.
    • To debase the morals of; corrupt.
    • To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or reduce the effect of moral axioms on; to make corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in nerve, spirit, etc.; to deteriorate in spirit or performance.
  • verb:
    • To destroy morale; to dishearten.
    • corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    • reduced another person's spirits; make downhearted
    • confuse or put into condition
    • To destroy morale; to dishearten.
    • corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    • reduced another person's spirits; make downhearted
    • confuse or placed into condition
  • others:
    • To corrupt or weaken the morals of; weaken or destroy the result of moral principles on.
    • To deprive of spirit or power; dishearten; destroy the nerve, self-confidence, or hope of; render incompetent at brave or energetic effort: specifically used in relation to troops: since, the charge of your cavalry totally demoralized the opponent's left wing.
    • To put into confusion generally; bring into disorder; confuse psychologically: as, he had been badly demoralized by fright.
    • Also spelled demoralise.
    • To corrupt or undermine the morals of; weaken or destroy the effect of ethical concepts on.
    • To deprive of character or power; dishearten; destroy the nerve, self-confidence, or hope of; render incompetent at brave or energetic effort: especially utilized in relation to troops: as, the charge of our cavalry entirely demoralized the enemy's left-wing.
    • To throw into confusion as a whole; bring into disorder; confuse mentally: as, he was poorly demoralized by fright.
    • additionally spelled demoralise.

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