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Adjective: demoralised  di'mor-u,lIzd or ,dee'mó-ru,lIzd [N. Amer], di'mó-ru,lIzd or ,dee'mó-ru,lIzd [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: demoralized)
  1. Made less hopeful or enthusiastic
    "desperate demoralised people looking for work";
    - demoralized, discouraged, disheartened
Verb: demoralise  di'mor-u,lIz or dee'mó-ru,lIz [N. Amer], di'mó-ru,lIz or dee'mó-ru,lIz [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: demoralize)
  1. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    "Socrates was accused of demoralising young men";
    - corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
     
  2. Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    "The news demoralised her";
    - depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize
     
  3. Confuse or put into disorder
    "the boss's behaviour demoralised everyone in the office";
    - demoralize

See also: pessimistic

Type of: alter, baffle, beat, bedevil, befuddle, bewilder, change, confound, confuse, discombobulate, discourage, dumbfound, flummox, fox, frustrate, fuddle, get, gravel, modify, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, throw, vex

Encyclopedia: Demoralise