demotivating


demotivating

verb (used with object), mo·ti·vat·ed, mo·ti·vat·ing.

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

verb

  1. (tr) to give incentive to
v.

1863, “to stimulate toward action,” from motive + -ate (2); perhaps modeled on French motiver or German motivieren. Related: Motivated; motivating.

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