demoralizing


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  • adj

Synonyms for demoralizing

Synonyms for demoralizing

Synonyms for demoralizing

destructive of morale and self-reliance

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Sudden, apparently random destruction is disturbing and demoralizing.
The images of battle are disturbing and sometimes sickening, and stories about the folly and chaos of war will be demoralizing to any sane person.
It's very demoralizing for them because they don't have the skills to work at it," says Linda Gordon, a co-founder of the new community economic and social development bachelor of arts (honours) program at Algoma University College in Sault Ste.
Nursing home staff members frequently complain that the survey process is too demoralizing.
He says it was demoralizing and he lost self-confidence and hope.
Joel, by contrast, represents sound judgment distilled to its demoralizing essence: he tentatively resumes a high-school affair with a woman who has grown up to be the wife of a mobster; his first vacation in eleven years finds him on a quest to find Cindy Island, who, when he surprisingly does (Kaplan has implied she's dead), sadly informs him that "the past is past.
Retrenchment against affirmative action has become the order of the day even though, as the Texaco case made clear, corporate racism is alive and well For too many, more work has brought fewer rewards, and professional life has come to resemble the hell described by Du Bois-- or at best a demoralizing purgatory.
Citing the administration's questionable decisions on literacy instruction and the demoralizing impact of its "tyranny over classroom instruction" on teachers, Stern characterizes the Bloomberg reforms as the "education revolution that never was.
Maybe we concentrated too much on first, and when we weren't there it was a little demoralizing.
What was Axis Sally's favorite strategy for demoralizing American soldiers?
In his most opinionated mode of all, Ru explains why he was nasty to Milton Berle on the MTV Video Awards - Berle had apparently been groping and demoralizing him backstage.
I work with formerly homeless families in Harlem, and two of the most demoralizing aspects of their life stories are how many of them represent second-generation female-headed households, and how many daughters and nieces are replicating the pattern.
Aside from the physical dangers, dwarf-tossing is a demoralizing activity that treats the person with dwarfism as a mere object," Egan stated.