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- v. Alternative spelling of demoralize.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
- v. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Last November it was reported that the Taliban were planning to make much more extensive use of mines, to "demoralise" Nato forces in Afghanistan.
Dumb though half the kids may be, they're just plodding meat fodder for a shockingly arrogant TV experiment, which exists for no apparent reason other than to demoralise any genuine teachers watching, potentially to the point of suicide, which really would cause a crisis in our educational system.
Had the planes left their base before notification of surrender came through or was the attack simply to completely demoralise us thereby make us easy to handle?
It was on his and Bushes watch that 9-11 happened and he did about as much as anyone to discredit and demoralise the CIA during the lead up to Iraq, so where he has the nerve to come out and criticise Obama is beyond me.
They occupy the land and the women, they demoralise and colonise.
Rather than motivate the new workforce, ministers did everything to demoralise and demotivate them.
Despite Blair's optimistic nature, cumulatively the attacks must demoralise him, and his police security detail remains high.
It's chicken feed compared to other fields, but so as to look "fair" cuts are made that will devastate and demoralise for a generation.
Mules are used frequently in these parts to transport trekkers gear and food supplies and served to fully demoralise us throughout our trek by capably lugging 100kg of gear on tortuous paths that left us wheezing for breath.
After three or four drafts the only reason a script goes on being rewritten is if the goal posts are being moved, which will demoralise and destroy a writer while exhausting the script editor.
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