Adjective "demotivated" definition and examples

(Demotivated may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/diːˈməʊtɪveɪt/

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Definitions and examples

verb

Make (someone) less eager to work or study.
  1. 'Exhausted, demotivated staff are not efficient.'
  2. 'I interview all the staff to find out exactly what is demotivating them and then come up with a plan of action to develop positive thinking amongst the workforce.'
  3. 'Often students were profoundly demotivated by their perception that many clinical teachers had a low level of commitment to teaching, and this led to a repetitive cycle of non-attendance by students and teachers alike.'
  4. 'Invariably it is our key workers we equip with mobile technology and it is important they do not become demotivated by it.'
  5. 'He wants to bring about changes and he's started them, so at this stage I don't want to demotivate him,’ he added.'
  6. 'Too many times have I seen the lack of jobs demotivating young people.'
  7. 'Let us not think of motivating one group while forgetting that we are, at the same time demotivating another.'
  8. 'Lazily falling out of bed at eleven, it is strange to still be in complete darkness, and breakfast is a decidedly demotivating affair.'
  9. 'He said in Chipata yesterday that the poor state of schools had demotivated both teachers and pupils in the area which had led to high illiteracy levels.'
  10. 'As Ms Ramatali observed, the commission's failures to promote qualified teachers to principals have demotivated teachers and deprived schools of management.'

More definitions

1. to provide with a motive, or a cause or reason to act; incite; impel.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be demotivated."

"services can be demotivated."

"players can be demotivated."

Origin

(motivate)