demoralizing


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destructive of morale and self-reliance

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The activities of a section of the media and some opposition political parties are demoralizing the military and strengthening the insurgents.
Pakistan Under-19 team's defeat is very shocking and demoralizing as they are the future of Pakistan cricket, he told reporter while reacting to team's big loss to West Indies in the quarterfinal stage in Fataullah (Bangladesh) on Monday.
Even my own hopelessly small, hardly scientific, highly skewed poll of "definite Kerry voters" (ie, my friends) had been demoralizing.
Advocating that they eschew demoralizing attitudes, the Pope urged them to show an "ever-more determined commitment in favour of the priesthood."
Sudden, apparently random destruction is disturbing and demoralizing. However, as usual, our human view is the short view.
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.
designed to explode three feet above the ground and send a devastating wave of fire and blast several hundred yards to kill troops, flatten trees, knock over structures and demoralize those beyond the immediate impact zone (New York Times, B3, 11/23/0 1) certainly was demoralizing in this tribes "impact zone" I was thinking they should have dropped huge turkeys instead but I guess along with a new millennium, a new President and a new war we Americans also get a whole new definition of flower power
Service calls turn into a demoralizing litany of declarations that the problem is someone else's fault.
Nursing home staff members frequently complain that the survey process is too demoralizing. A director of nursing said that staff members got the impression that surveyors didn't believe what they said; they felt they weren't trusted.
He says it was demoralizing and he lost self-confidence and hope.