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adjective as in disheartening

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Rather, human trafficking, like slavery in the past, is a way of demoralizing the conquered.

If I may say so, you need to get past this issue that is sapping your energy and demoralizing your followers.

The results of such widespread lack of curiosity or interest in knowledge are as demoralizing as they are predictable.

They were counting on the scandal to motivate conservatives to vote while demoralizing liberals.

Now, the Republicans are compromising and demoralizing their base.

This is the only book that I know which goes deeply into the corrupting, demoralizing psychology of prison life.

There was a scarcity of food and clothing for the Confederates; the cold climate was most uncomfortable and demoralizing for them.

The evil of this spirit knew no bounds, and the demoralizing effect it produced was especially apparent at election times.

The Church shortly discovered an entirely unlooked-for evil, insidious, demoralizing—the political corruption of voters.

The statement that the public schools are demoralizing must be true, if true at all, for one of three reasons.


On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to demoralizing, such as: depressing, disappointing, discouraging, distressing, unsettling, and dispiriting.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.