: causing a person to feel very unhappy or depressed
the soul-destroying confinement of city life

Examples of soul-destroying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Often, of course, these machines are used, and the consequences are soul-destroying for the characters. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 10 Mar. 2024 Those questions sound awful even by the standards of an already soul-destroying political season. Joseph C. Sternberg, WSJ, 14 Sep. 2023 The horrors of Auschwitz are never shown on screen and are spoken of only as logistical problems to be managed — among other things, this is a film about the soul-destroying power of denial, compartmentalization and euphemism. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 6 Sep. 2023

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“Soul-destroying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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