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demoralizes

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present tense third-person singular of 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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“Demoralizes.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/demoralizes. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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