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Demoralise   Listen

Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.  Synonyms: corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate.  "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" , "Do school counselors subvert young children?" , "Corrupt the morals"
Lower someone's spirits; make downhearted.  Synonyms: cast down, deject, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down.  "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

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"Demoralise" Quotes from Famous Books

... vigorously to them. There is at present little prospect of the friendly societies identifying themselves with the general political labour movement of the country."[845] The Anarchist Congress of 1869 at Marseilles stated very truly: "La cooperation demoralise les ouvriers en faisant ...
— British Socialism - An Examination of Its Doctrines, Policy, Aims and Practical Proposals • J. Ellis Barker

... at 8.30, and the decks are clear before nine. I would offer you breakfast, but I know it does not suit you to come out unfed; and besides you would abuse the opportunity to demoralise Harry. [This small boy of nearly four was a great favourite of Darwin's. When we children were all staying at Down about this time, Darwin himself would come in upon us at dinner, and patting him on the head, utter what was become a household ...
— The Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley Volume 1 • Leonard Huxley

... ascribes the fatalism, the lethargy, the moral inertia and intellectual passivity, the general absence of energy and character which prevailed in Ireland ten or twelve years ago to the fact that England struck at Ireland through her brain and sought to demoralise ...
— Ireland Since Parnell • Daniel Desmond Sheehan

Words linked to "Demoralise" :   discourage, poison, change, bastardise, alter, carnalize, carnalise, chill, lead off, demoralisation, sensualize, suborn, sensualise, modify, bastardize, lead astray, elate, infect

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