verb (used with object), de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for demoralising
It must not be supposed, however, that the death of an officer does not exercise a certain amount of demoralising influence.My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War|Ben Viljoen.
The most demoralising acts forbidden by law are known as corrupt practices.The Government of England (Vol. I)|A. Lawrence Lowell
Demoralising as it was for men, it did at least leave them the free use of their minds.Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle|H. N. Brailsford
So far I concede the Libertarian contention as to the demoralising effect of Determinism, if held with a real force of conviction.The Methods of Ethics|Henry Sidgwick
Oh, 'and the poor' a set of intoxicated sneaks, and me a Demoralising Influence.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
British Dictionary definitions for demoralising
Word Origin and History for demoralising
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.