demoralizing demoralizing  /dɪ ˈmɔ rə ˌlaɪ zɪŋ/


  • (adj) destructive of morale and self-reliance


  1. But they weren't the demoralizing ones.
  2. Scandals of the sort that brought down Craig have a demoralizing effect on the Republican base, leaving the party even more vulnerable in the 2008 elections.


  • One strike from victory, Beavers now have no room for error

    CORVALLIS -- Oregon State is up against it now. One strike from closing out a first-game victory over Kansas State in a best-of-three super regional, the Beavers find themselves one game from elimination in their quest to make the College World Series. After its demoralizing 6-2, 10-inning loss Saturday at Goss Stadium, Oregon State enters Sunday's 7 p.m. game needing to beat the Wildcats two ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Portland Tribune


  1. "It's tough to shoot 70 percent with no one guarding you in an empty gym, much less doing it in that kind of pressure situation," Saunders said. "Having a team shooting like that is demoralizing."
    on Mar 8, 2006 By: Flip Saunders Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. "It's very demoralizing for the team," said Squyres of the shutdown.
    on May 22, 2007 By: Steve Squyres Source:

  3. "I felt very good on court and was playing really well in my own service games," Peya said. "But I couldn't find an answer to his strong serves. If you don't get any chance, it is quite demoralizing."
    on May 21, 2007 By: Alexander Peya Source: International Herald Tribune

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