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What does "Demoralize" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in courage, spirit, etc.; to weaken in spirit or efficiency


Synonyms dismay, profane, corrupt, vitiate, pervert, debase, depress, deprave, debauch, get down, deject, dispirit, misdirect, cast down


Example: "The boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office" Example: "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"