demoralization demoralization  /dɪ ˌmɔ rə lɪ ˈzeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) destroying the moral basis for a doctrine or policy
  2. (n) a state of disorder and confusion
  3. (n) depression resulting from an undermining of your morale

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Their multiple tours have led to demoralization and impending recruitment shortfalls.
  2. Next day, in Chicago, the Cubs' demoralization ended in the nth inning, 6-to-5 for the Tigers.

News

  • French Open 2013: Serena Williams Will Solidify Dominance with Win

    At age 31, Serena Williams heads into her 2013 French Open final matchup versus Maria Sharapova possibly playing the best tennis of her entire career. Williams' defeat of fifth-seeded Sara Errani in the semifinals on Thursday was a Jordan-in-his-prime utter demoralization of her opponent. The world's top-ranked player defeated the upstart Italian, 6-0, 6-1, doing so in 46 minutes, a timeframe ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "They will just create a class of war profiteers ...... which is a recipe for demoralization," Amir said. "Pakistan has to do its own thinking, be left on its own and the Americans have to get the hell out of Afghanistan."
    on Mar 28, 2009 By: Ayaz Amir Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. Arthur Levitt, a former SEC chairman, reported to Congress in October that the agency had undergone "a demoralization of the enforcement staff" in the last few years.
    on Dec 21, 2008 By: Arthur Levitt Source: MiamiHerald.com

  3. As we run up against the "Long Emergency" Kunstler said, "The dollar will be in for a rough ride. The demoralization could easily be worse than that of the Great Depression because we will not be living in Want amidst plenty", as FDR put it, but...
    on Jul 2, 2009 By: James Howard Kunstler Source: Examiner.com

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