verb (used with object), de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM demoralizede·mor·al·i·za·tion, nounde·mor·al·iz·er, nounde·mor·al·iz·ing·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for demoralize
China’s neighbors are not devastated and demoralized from the events of a cataclysmic war as were the countries surrounding the Soviet Union in 1946 and 1947.Defeating today’s top threats requires rethinking our idea of national security|Melvyn Leffler|January 26, 2021|Washington Post
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
Motivating demoralized doctors is something that Dr. Pamela Wible, a family physician in Oregon, has some experience with.The Health-Care System Is So Broken, It’s Time for Doctors to Strike|Daniela Drake|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ukrainian troops are completely demoralized—there is no resistance.
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
And it is too true that ages of subjugation have demoralized, to a fearful extent, the Italian People.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Until then Anabel clung to her friend, and so did young Colton, who was far more demoralized than his wife.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
She had found herself in a milieu that demoralized her; her mind had become like "the dyer's hand, subdued to what it worked in."Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Morgan's men charged the scouting party, sending them through the village back to the main body in a very demoralized condition.
Tom, thoroughly demoralized, was already sitting in the bottom of the boat, between the general's knees.