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Synonyms for demoralised

made less hopeful or enthusiastic

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New Delhi [India], June 15 ( ANI ): Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who has been called up in the ODI as well as T20 squad for the upcoming West Indies tour, on Thursday revealed that he was not at all demoralised when he was put in standby for the ongoing Champions Trophy, rather he was quite confident of getting a chance to represent his country anytime soon.
UNISON regional organiser Jeff Baker said: "Staff are now completely confused and demoralised.
If people become demoralised and despondent through lack of encouragement and incentive the fabric of society is at peril.
NORTHERN Soul-inspired SKINT & DEMORALISED, who arrive in the area tonight, is a fusion of spoken word performance poetry and Northern Soul grooves that stems from a musical collaboration between 20-year-old Wakefield wordsmith Matt Abbott (pictured left) and mysterious Sheffield songwriter/producer MiNI dOG.
Gerry Morrisey, general secretary of broadcasting workers' union Bectu, said he would not rule out industrial action against the job losses, adding that ITV staff were the "most demoralised workforce in British television.
Now look at the rest of the squad - would they be demoralised by the two best players going?
Ricky Ponting and his all-conquering side celebrated Australia Day in style, cruising to a 73-run victory over a demoralised West Indies in a one-sided contest at the Adelaide Oval.
Health workers, including cleaners and clerical staff, were feeling demoralised because their jobs were being threatened by false 'stereotyping' from politicians, union leaders warned.
On the other hand, we are told that the conflict will not last long because Saddam Hussein's forces are weak and demoralised.
Pakistan should land odds of 2-5 against a poor Zimbabwe outfit but they need a quick win and could get demoralised if things don't go their way from the off.
It isn't because they have had bad coaching, but they are demoralised because of what goes on off the field.
If such senior leader will make such statements, then the activists of BJP will get demoralised," he said.
Thereafter Alex McLeish felt his Blues players carried the careworn look of a demoralised unit.
He said: "We know how demoralised the profession is, shackled to computers spending 80 per of their time on bureaucratic procedures.
In an interview with The Journal, Mr Knight said that the 638 schools included in the National Challenge programme, 20 of them in the North East, should not be demoralised as it was meant to support them in improving children's results.