verb (used with object), de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for demoralise
Such terrible blows not only overset and oppress but, I fear, demoralise me.'
Too much politics in our food threatened to demoralise our large cities.T. De Witt Talmage|T. De Witt Talmage
He must maintain the dignity of his office, in order not to demoralise the world.Edward Caldwell Moore|Edward Moore
This seemed to demoralise every one, and they all commenced to retire.South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)|Louis Creswicke
In Bunyan's opinion it was knavery in disguise, and certain to degrade and demoralise everyone who acted upon it.Bunyan|James Anthony Froude
British Dictionary definitions for demoralise
Word Origin and History for demoralise
c.1793, "to corrupt the morals of," from French démoraliser, from de- "remove" (see de-) + moral (adj.) (see moral). Said to be a coinage of the French Revolution. Sense of "lower the morale of" (especially of armies) is first recorded 1848. Related: Demoralized; demoralizing.