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Wordnet 3.0


1. destructive of morale and self-reliance;
[syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

demoralizing \demoralizing\ adj. 1. discouraging. Opposite of encouraging. Syn: demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Demoralize \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. [1913 Webster] The demoralizing example of profligate power and prosperous crime. --Walsh. [1913 Webster] The vices of the nobility had demoralized the army. --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

demoralizing adj 1: destructive of morale and self-reliance [syn: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting]