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tr.v. pret·ti·fied, pret·ti·fy·ing, pret·ti·fies
To make pretty or prettier, especially in a superficial or insubstantial way.

pret′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
pret′ti·fi′er n.
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derogatory made pretty
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The writer and producer said period dramas can sometimes feel "prettified or sanitised" but that it was important for the Poldark stories to feel relevant.
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Food is so much more than dead animals and plants, and its sometimes ugly preparation is half its beauty, not to be hidden from sight; or worse, prettified and placed in one of those chef aquariums at pointedly self-conscious restaurants.
Suddenly, a prettified, dispassionate production gets a genuine kick--arguably too little, too late.
Because nothing is approximate, nothing is prettified, gussied up, softened.
It was hard not to get irritated by this show's prettified fetishization of rural India and its troubles, especially considering that it was installed in a high-end commercial gallery housed in a refurbished mansion in a semi-gated community.
Like The Lovely Bones, it's pretty miserable prettified slush.
Also investing huge amounts if money rightly in the High Street being prettified with welcoming clean fresh facades.
To hide these issues under a cloak of prettified gentility would be a great betrayal of the art form of opera and the huge heritage of deeply-felt music which it incorporates.
"In Home, even the most painful and devastating moments are told head-on, not prettified to make them more palatable nor heightened to create a stronger impression.