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demotivate

verb [T] uk   /ˌdiːˈməʊ.tɪ.veɪt/ us    /-ˈmoʊ.t̬ɪ-/
to make someone less enthusiastic about a job: She was very demotivated by being told she had little chance of being promoted.Disappointing yourself and others
demotivating
adjective uk   /-veɪ.tɪŋ/ us    /-veɪ.t̬ɪŋ/
Constant criticism can be very demotivating.Disappointing yourself and others
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