What does "Demoralize" mean?


(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"