Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: demoralizing
IPA transcription: [dɪm'ɔɹəl,aɪzɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting
    Meaning: destructive of morale and self-reliance
Usage examples
  • This has a demoralizing effect.
  • Such toys are demoralizing for children--weaken their minds.
  • Of course the main source of knowledge of the more important events that are going on in the world is the daily or weekly newspaper; and yet there is scarcely any reading so utterly demoralizing to good mental habits as the ordinary daily paper.
  • This demoralizing doctrine had been promulgated by Jackson, and acted upon for so many years that it was too much to expect of human nature that the Whigs should not adopt it, partially at least, when their turn came, But we are left in no doubt as to the way in which Lincoln regarded the unseemly scramble.
  • The conditions of the life were onerous, the existing traffic in spirituous liquors and in all other demoralizing influences had to be fought step by step, prejudice and evil habit had to be overcome and to be replaced by better knowledge and better desire, there was room for both fighting and teaching, and the medical mission won its way.