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demoralize

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1 to deprive of courage or confidence
  • the mere sight of the forbidding cliffs demoralized the climbers

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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

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3 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • felt society as a whole has been demoralized by the widespread availability of pornography

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“Demoralize.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/demoralize. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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