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
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.
This is the only book that I know which goes deeply into the corrupting, demoralizing psychology of prison life.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
There was a scarcity of food and clothing for the Confederates; the cold climate was most uncomfortable and demoralizing for them.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
The evil of this spirit knew no bounds, and the demoralizing effect it produced was especially apparent at election times.East Anglia|J. Ewing Ritchie
The Church shortly discovered an entirely unlooked-for evil, insidious, demoralizing—the political corruption of voters.The Leaven in a Great City|Lillian William Betts
The statement that the public schools are demoralizing must be true, if true at all, for one of three reasons.Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions|George S. Boutwell