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Noun1.bastardisation - an act that debases or corrupts
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
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Khalil Farah, a poet of profound gift, feminised the notion of freedom from colonial hegemony in his timeless Azza, a classic of early Sudanese nationalism turned blunt by repetition and bastardisation.
We might well find a similar dualism in complexity economics, where it is only ever absorbed into the economic mainstream via its bastardisation.
The city's Balti Association reckons a definitive and protected Birmingham Balti is needed to uphold this traditional cooking method and prevent the bastardisation and simplification of the technique.
In relation to inappropriate psychiatric over-diagnosis, Kawa and Giordano [19] state: 'While such categorisations may arise from, and be directed toward, benevolent intentions, caution is required to ensure against sociopolitical usurpation of these diagnoses, and repetition of historical instances of bastardisation of medicine by capricious agenda'.
The 23rd game is a crass, nakedly commercial bastardisation of the timehonoured logic of playing every other team home and away.
The problem here is a pure bastardisation of the cause.
It has been suggested the khin hsan thu image readily lent itself to bastardisation by Burmese nationalists not only because women had been long asociated with attachment to the realm of desire, but also for their key role in commerce, profit-making and monetary affairs--thought to be spiritually polluting - and the influence of advertising (p 149).
What troubles Arab intellectuals even more than the bastardisation of their language is that its use is declining, especially among the young.
11 (ANI): Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith is considering an independent judicial inquiry into abuse and bastardisation at the Australian Defence Force Academy.
SPWilson Never the same again Change is the bastardisation of tradition.