verb (used with object), de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing.
- demonstration model,
- demonstrative pronouns,
Origin of demoralize
Examples from the Web for demoralised
The French philosopher Charron was one of the men least demoralised by party spirit, and least blinded by zeal for a cause.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The fact is, Mast—and youre a good deal responsible for it—we are getting too disorganised and demoralised here.The Exiles of Faloo|Barry Pain
The dog was a town-bred dog, and once out of his master's sight, might get demoralised and all astray.When Ghost Meets Ghost|William Frend De Morgan
The commissariat was demoralised, and supplies were not forthcoming.The Trampling of the Lilies|Rafael Sabatini
Porkiss was demoralised with fear, nor was his peace of mind restored when Revere said coldly: 'Oh!Under the Deodars|Rudyard Kipling
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.