verb (used with object), de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing.
Examples from the Web for demoralizing
Rather, human trafficking, like slavery in the past, is a way of demoralizing the conquered.ISIS, Boko Haram, and the Growing Role of Human Trafficking in 21st Century Terrorism|Louise I. Shelley|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I may say so, you need to get past this issue that is sapping your energy and demoralizing your followers.Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The results of such widespread lack of curiosity or interest in knowledge are as demoralizing as they are predictable.Richard Hofstadter and America’s New Wave of Anti-Intellectualism|David Masciotra|March 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were counting on the scandal to motivate conservatives to vote while demoralizing liberals.
Now, the Republicans are compromising and demoralizing their base.
Then they were adjudged immodest, and their conduct denounced as unwomanly and demoralizing.The Grimk Sisters|Catherine H. Birney
On the contrary, they are usually only a trifle less wretched and demoralizing than times of revolution.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
Another external and demoralizing interruption to talk is poor table-service.Conversation|Mary Greer Conklin
It was evident also that the court exercised a demoralizing influence over the whole neighborhood.Urban Sketches|Bret Harte
The demoralizing effects of civil war were beginning to show themselves in various directions.George Washington, Vol. I|Henry Cabot Lodge
British Dictionary definitions for demoralizing
Word Origin and History for demoralizing
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.