verb (used with object), de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for demoralized
They know this is a rotten deal and they are demoralized, running faster and faster with no hope of catching up.
A crisis in leadership had the Taliban demoralized and divided.Afghan Taliban Say they Won Big with Bergdahl Swap|Sami Yousafzai|June 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But their supply lines were too long, and their army too small, exhausted, and demoralized to achieve its objectives.A Noble Failure: Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency Considered|Michael Kazin|September 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were frightened, demoralized, and economically helpless.
If you cut Mourdock loose, Governor, values voters are going to be demoralized.
He staggered out, with Mrs. Biggs just behind him, and from that moment they were all demoralized.Where There's A Will|Mary Roberts Rinehart
The long stay of the troops with nothing to do except the daily drill and parade, and drinking toddy, has demoralized them.Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times|Charles Carleton Coffin
Leaving me to reset the demoralized tents and do other chores, they started off, packing loads of about twenty-five pounds each.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
The old stories of Lucretia and Virginia would have had no point among a demoralized people.The History of Prostitution|William W. Sanger
It seemed to him just as though three weeks on shore had demoralized the ship's company.Down the Rhine|Oliver Optic
British Dictionary definitions for demoralized
Word Origin and History for demoralized
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.