Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of DEMORALIZE

Pronunciation:  di'moru`lIz

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  confuse or put into disorder; "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"
  2. [v]  lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
  3. [v]  corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
 

DEMORALIZE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: cast down, corrupt, debase, debauch, deject, demoralise, demoralise, deprave, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate
 
 Antonyms: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
 
 See Also: alter, bastardise, bastardize, bedevil, befuddle, carnalise, carnalize, change, chill, confound, confuse, discombobulate, discourage, fox, fuddle, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, sensualise, sensualize, suborn, throw, whore

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*mor"al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Demoralized};
p. pr. & vb. n. {Demoralizing}.] [F. d['e]moraliser; pref.
d['e]- (L. dis- or de) + moraliser. See {Moralize}.]
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.

      The demoralizing example of profligate power and
      prosperous crime.                        --Walsh.

      The vices of the nobility had demoralized the army.
                                               --Bancroft.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: agitate, bastardize, bewilder, bludgeon, bluster, bluster out of, browbeat, brutalize, bulldoze, bully, chill, confuse, corrupt, cow, cripple, crush, damp, dampen, dash, daunt, debase, debauch, debilitate, defeat, defile, deject, deprave, depress, devitalize, disarrange, discomfit, disconcert, discourage, dishearten, disorder, disorganize, disparage, dispirit, disturb, dragoon, enervate, fluster, harass, hector, huff, intimidate, jumble, knock down, muddle, overcome, perturb, pervert, prostrate, psych out, rattle, shake, shake up, snarl, soil, subdue, sully, systematically terrorize, terrorize, threaten, unbrace, undermine, undo, unman, unnerve, unsettle, unstring, upset, vitiate, warp, weaken
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY