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demoralize

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of demoralize

  1. 1 to deprive of courage or confidence the mere sight of the forbidding cliffs demoralized the climbers Synonyms of demoralize unnerve, emasculate, paralyze, undo, unman, unstringWords Related to demoralize debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, neuter, weaken; prostrate, sap, soften, tire, waste; frighten, intimidate, psych (out), scare, terrify, terrorize; daunt, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit; craze, derange, madden, unbalance, unhinge; discompose, disquiet, disturb, faze, perturb, unsettle, upset, weird outNear Antonyms of demoralize fortify, strengthen; embolden, encourage, heartenAntonyms of demoralize nerve

  2. 2 to lessen the courage or confidence of we refused to be demoralized by our humiliating defeat and vowed to come roaring back the following week Synonyms of demoralize chill, daunt, discourage, dishearten, dismay, dispirit, frustrate, unman, unnerveWords Related to demoralize browbeat, bully, cow, intimidate; depress, sadden, weigh; afflict, try; damp, dampen, deaden; distress, trouble; bother, irk, vex, worry; debilitate, enfeeble, undermine, weaken; frighten, horrify, scareNear Antonyms of demoralize buoy (up), cheer, gladden; animate, enliven, invigorate; enforce, fortify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; assure, reassure; boost, energize, excite, galvanize, inspire, lift, provoke, quicken, rally, stimulate, stirAntonyms of demoralize embolden, encourage, hearten, nerve, steel

  3. 3 to lower in character, dignity, or quality felt society as a whole has been demoralized by the widespread availability of pornography Synonyms of demoralize abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, debase, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warpWords Related to demoralize befoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgradeNear Antonyms of demoralize dignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respectAntonyms of demoralize elevate, ennoble, uplift



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