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 demoralize
So in addition to being able to demoralize and exhaust you, the book tour can kill you.Dumps and Death Threats, Hecklers and Vindication: True Tales from Today’s DIY Book Tour|Bill Morris|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Accusations of dishonor demonize and demoralize, making it difficult to compromise, and sapping the motivation to act nobly.Delegitimizing Israel Makes Peace Harder to Achieve|Gil Troy|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Okay, Israel has a bad addiction, to settlements, but why demoralize us?
Capturing bin Laden would, it's safe to say, demoralize al Qaeda's remaining leadership far more than killing him has.
Let us put down with an indignant rebuke every attempt to demoralize our action or destroy its effect.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Moreover, my sudden disappearance would help to demoralize my rivals.Kathleen|Christopher Morley
When the masses are thus cultured they will refine instead of demoralize our public men.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel|Frank G. Allen
The effect of constant complaints was to demoralize us and make our work harder.The Iron Puddler|James J. Davis
It pleases papa to demoralize the neighborhood; so we're doing it.The Wharf by the Docks|Florence Warden
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.