Synonyms of demoralising


1. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect, change, alter, modify

usage: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

2. depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise, discourage

usage: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"


1. demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting, discouraging (vs. encouraging)

usage: destructive of morale and self-reliance

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