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 for Demoralizing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  demoralizing \demoralizing\ adj.
     1. discouraging. Opposite of encouraging.
  
     Syn: demoralising, disheartening, dispiriting.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Demoralize \De*mor"al*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demoralized;
     p. pr. & vb. n. Demoralizing.] [F. d['e]moraliser; pref.
     d['e]- (L. dis- or de) + moraliser. See Moralize.]
     To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the
     effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or
     untrustworthy in morals, in discipline, in courage, spirit,
     etc.; to weaken in spirit or efficiency.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The demoralizing example of profligate power and
           prosperous crime.                        --Walsh.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The vices of the nobility had demoralized the army.
                                                    --Bancroft.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  demoralizing
      adj 1: destructive of morale and self-reliance [syn:
             demoralizing, demoralising, disheartening,
             dispiriting]

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