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soul-destroying

Definitions

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  • adjective Describing something that causes erosion of moral fortitude or that eliminates hope or motivation

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective destructive to the spirit or soul

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Examples

  • Booze is a very effective embarrassment suppressant but, even when wasted, there are few things more soul-destroying than catching a glimpse of oneself in a mirror, receiving a lapdance from a 19-year-old Ukrainian trying to pay her way through college.

    Paul Carr: The Strip Diary, Day Four: An Expert Video Guide to Gentlemen's Club Etiquette

  • Booze is a very effective embarrassment suppressant but, even when wasted, there are few things more soul-destroying than catching a glimpse of oneself in a mirror, receiving a lapdance from a 19-year-old Ukrainian trying to pay her way through college.

    Paul Carr: The Strip Diary, Day Four: An Expert Video Guide to Gentlemen's Club Etiquette

  • The usual run of mistakes people make – get drunk, yell at friends or partners, fall into ill-advised marriages, trust the wrong people, have a soul-destroying haircut, get seduced for a while by a cult philosophy, all these silly, foolish, usual things get blown out of proportion by a gossip-hungry media into the storylines of mental, physical and emotional breakdown.

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  • But what's most memorable is Massing's take on the susceptibility of so many purportedly sophisticated Americans, in their naïve idealism, to Stalinism's seductive, soul-destroying call.

    History That Tells An Unexpected Tale

  • The usual run of mistakes people make – get drunk, yell at friends or partners, fall into ill-advised marriages, trust the wrong people, have a soul-destroying haircut, get seduced for a while by a cult philosophy, all these silly, foolish, usual things get blown out of proportion by a gossip-hungry media into the storylines of mental, physical and emotional breakdown.

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  • But most that are from the Light and trapped because they violated the edict eons ago have continued to choose human female mates . . . but that, too, is a soul-destroying choice given the short length of your lifetimes as humans.

    Surrender the Dark

  • A recent survey by Sandelman & Associates, a market research and consumer-trends firm, shows that customers mostly prefer regional or smaller national fast food and chain restaurants to gigantic soul-destroying megafood joints like McDonald's.

    Top 10 Fast Food Chains In Customer Satisfaction - The Consumerist

  • It is kind of soul-destroying and I do apologize for that.

    Things My Co-Workers Say

  • In short, while Create may be a social enterprise designed to vanquish the dismal, dreary, soul-destroying inequities of unemployment, you will merely regard it as a nice place to go for lunch.

    Restaurant review: Create

  • But most that are from the Light and trapped because they violated the edict eons ago have continued to choose human female mates . . . but that, too, is a soul-destroying choice given the short length of your lifetimes as humans.

    Surrender the Dark

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