bowdlerise


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Related to bowdlerise: bowdlerizing

bowdlerise


Past participle: bowdlerised
Gerund: bowdlerising

Imperative
bowdlerise
bowdlerise
Present
I bowdlerise
you bowdlerise
he/she/it bowdlerises
we bowdlerise
you bowdlerise
they bowdlerise
Preterite
I bowdlerised
you bowdlerised
he/she/it bowdlerised
we bowdlerised
you bowdlerised
they bowdlerised
Present Continuous
I am bowdlerising
you are bowdlerising
he/she/it is bowdlerising
we are bowdlerising
you are bowdlerising
they are bowdlerising
Present Perfect
I have bowdlerised
you have bowdlerised
he/she/it has bowdlerised
we have bowdlerised
you have bowdlerised
they have bowdlerised
Past Continuous
I was bowdlerising
you were bowdlerising
he/she/it was bowdlerising
we were bowdlerising
you were bowdlerising
they were bowdlerising
Past Perfect
I had bowdlerised
you had bowdlerised
he/she/it had bowdlerised
we had bowdlerised
you had bowdlerised
they had bowdlerised
Future
I will bowdlerise
you will bowdlerise
he/she/it will bowdlerise
we will bowdlerise
you will bowdlerise
they will bowdlerise
Future Perfect
I will have bowdlerised
you will have bowdlerised
he/she/it will have bowdlerised
we will have bowdlerised
you will have bowdlerised
they will have bowdlerised
Future Continuous
I will be bowdlerising
you will be bowdlerising
he/she/it will be bowdlerising
we will be bowdlerising
you will be bowdlerising
they will be bowdlerising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bowdlerising
you have been bowdlerising
he/she/it has been bowdlerising
we have been bowdlerising
you have been bowdlerising
they have been bowdlerising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bowdlerising
you will have been bowdlerising
he/she/it will have been bowdlerising
we will have been bowdlerising
you will have been bowdlerising
they will have been bowdlerising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bowdlerising
you had been bowdlerising
he/she/it had been bowdlerising
we had been bowdlerising
you had been bowdlerising
they had been bowdlerising
Conditional
I would bowdlerise
you would bowdlerise
he/she/it would bowdlerise
we would bowdlerise
you would bowdlerise
they would bowdlerise
Past Conditional
I would have bowdlerised
you would have bowdlerised
he/she/it would have bowdlerised
we would have bowdlerised
you would have bowdlerised
they would have bowdlerised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bowdlerise - edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate; "bowdlerize a novel"
abbreviate, abridge, foreshorten, shorten, contract, reduce, cut - reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened"
References in periodicals archive ?
His solution was to cut lumps wholesale - and from this came the verb "to bowdlerise".
He gave the English language the word "bowdlerise".
"Vyvyan Holland [Wilde's son] is trying to make me bowdlerise Oscar's letters" he groans at one point, and at another pillories an "incredibly addle-witted society woman" who in her memoirs had printed four Wilde letters: Mrs.