demoralizing

 /dɪˈmɒrəlaɪzɪŋ/



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
de•mor•al•ize /dɪˈmɔrəˌlaɪz, -ˈmɑr-/USA pronunciation v. [ + obj],-ized, -iz•ing.

    to deprive (someone) of spirit, courage, or discipline; destroy the morale of:The terrible defeat demoralized the army.
de•mor•al•i•za•tion /dɪˌmɔrələˈzeɪʃən, -ˌmɑr-/USA pronunciationn. [uncountable]nationwide demoralization.
de•mor•al•ized,adj.: The demoralized army trudged home after the defeat.
de•mor•al•iz•ing,adj.: suffered a demoralizing defeat.See -mor-.

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