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 demoralization
It makes very little sense to speak of standards in connection with problems of living that come about from demoralization.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
The first suggestion of the demoralization that accompanies living in the tropics was observed here.Seven Legs Across the Seas|Samuel Murray
I stated the purpose and object of the meeting were if possible to prevent the demoralization of business.United States Steel|Arundel Cotter
But that year marked the demoralization of the fur trade on this coast.Canadian Wilds|Martin Hunter
It was to his mother, and showed the demoralization of the Confederate army.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
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.