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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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throw cold water on

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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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