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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  The  demoralizing  example  of  profligate  power  and 
  prosperous  crime.  --Walsh. 
 
  The  vices  of  the  nobility  had  demoralized  the  army. 
  --Bancroft. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  demoralized 
  adj  :  made  less  hopeful  or  enthusiastic;  "desperate  demoralized 
  people  looking  for  work";  "felt  discouraged  by  the 
  magnitude  of  the  problem";  "the  disheartened  instructor 
  tried  vainly  to  arouse  their  interest"  [syn:  {discouraged}, 
  {disheartened}] 




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