vulgarization


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vul·gar·ize

 (vŭl′gə-rīz′)
tr.v. vul·gar·ized, vul·gar·iz·ing, vul·gar·iz·es
1. To make vulgar; debase: "What appalls him is the sheer cheesiness of TV iniquity. Television has even vulgarized hell" (Jack Kroll).
2. To disseminate widely; popularize.

vul′gar·i·za′tion (-gər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
vul′gar·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vulgarization - the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
2.vulgarization - the act of making something attractive to the general public
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
References in classic literature ?
It was the fussy, sentimental, inconsiderate interest in one thrown into purely accidental and necessarily painful prominence - the vulgarization of an unspeakable tragedy - that my soul abhorred.
The editor has organized the contributions that make up the main body of the text in eleven chapters devoted to the case of Erasmus, Jan van den DaleAEs Uure van den doot and the use of language, Simone Porzio and the problem of philosophical vulgarization, and a wide variety of other related subjects.
Many stakeholders in Libreville believe in the potential of this network in reducing prices and dramatically boosting the vulgarization of the new technologies of communication and information.
These opportunists and those who fostered such opportunism have aided in the distortion of the revolution and in its vulgarization in the minds of many, particularly the young.
Di Matteo's intention was to compare a fundamental painting of our history, one famously studied by philosophers, with the quotidian reality of the copy, as if to compare learning (art and philosophy) with its vulgarization.
This will at the same time be the biggest vulgarization of the census for which there are European standards.
They've exploited one of Lebanon's cultural aspects -- a desire to be seen in the best -- without engaging in the vulgarization that Lebanese might be guilty of in other industries.
Where printing facilitated vulgarization, manuscripts acquired a heightened aura.
As practised at this period, it uses vulgarization, challenging authoritarian approaches to knowledge transmission while transforming all readers into discoverers of a body of knowledge as yet indeterminate.