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tr.v. de·mon·ized, de·mon·iz·ing, de·mon·iz·es
1. To turn into or as if into a demon.
2. To possess by or as if by a demon.
3. To represent as evil or diabolic: wartime propaganda that demonizes the enemy.

de′mon·i·za′tion (-mə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
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(ˌdiːmənaɪˈzeɪʃən) or


1. theol the act of turning someone into a demon
2. the representation of someone or something as demonic: the demonization of people on benefits.
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Noun1.demonization - to represent as diabolically evil; "the demonization of our enemies"
condemnation, disapprobation - an expression of strong disapproval; pronouncing as wrong or morally culpable; "his uncompromising condemnation of racism"
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'This started with the demonization and eventual incarceration of another senator, Leila de Lima, based on trumped-up charges,' it said.
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Javan, however, starts to question his society's demonization of the dark elves when he falls for the wardens slave.
According to MP Djilani Hammami (PF), freedom and democracy in Tunisia are today threatened by campaigns of "demonization," "incrimination" and "incitement," citing as examples threats against the Popular Front and its leaders.
He advises food and beverage manufacturers to "set the right cultures, think like a bug and react quickly to potential problems." He also thinks the demonization of processed food is due to the consumer view of science.
Moreover, wild incontinent adulation quickly turns into vicious hatred - as was seen in the demonization of Prince Charles, a flawed human, who nevertheless works hard and does great things for charity.
The builder was under huge debt post demonization and hence decided to reach out to the police for help.
WASHINGTON -- Denouncing the "demonization of migrants," hateful rhetoric, the militarization of the border and a system that divides families, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, called on Catholics to heed the church's teachings to welcome the migrant.
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"We may disagree on whether the federal government should have a simple tax or a massively confiscatory federal income tax, but those differences should not lead to demonization, vilification and personal attacks," Cruz added.
Okaz newspaper wrote under the title "The demonization of Congress opens the gates of hell on the largest country in the world' that the worst forms of double standards expressed by the US Senate in defiance of the world and beating international laws on walls by passing a draft bill that allows the families of victims of the events of September 11 to sue the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the draft bill will change the international law existed for a long time with respect to sovereign immunity.
Needless to add, the immediate demonization of Arync testifies to the fact that the AKP is not at all ready to permit any criticism.