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Pronunciation:  di'moru`lIz

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  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
\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.

Thesaurus Terms
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