1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Similar word(s): corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

Definition categories: social, alter, change, modify

2. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

- The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her

Similar word(s): deject, demoralise, depress, dismay, dispirit

Definition categories: emotion, discourage

3. confuse or put into disorder

- the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office

Definition categories: cognition, bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw