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demotivate

verb [T]     /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     /-veɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-veɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ adjective Constant criticism can be very demotivating.Disappointing yourself and others
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