bastardize

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bastardize declare a child to be illegitimate
    • v bastardize change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bastardize To beget out of wedlock.
    • Bastardize to change something (for example, art forms) so that its value declines; to debase.
    • Bastardize To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate. "The law is so indulgent as not to bastardize the child, if born, though not begotten, in lawful wedlock."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bastardize To declare or prove to be a bastard; stigmatize as a bastard.
    • bastardize To beget out of wedlock.
    • bastardize To render mongrel or hybrid; make degenerate; debase: as, “a bastardized race of the Romans,”
    • bastardize To become degenerate.
    • bastardize Also spelled bastardise.
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Quotations

  • Wyndham Lewis
    Wyndham%20Lewis
    “In the democratic western countries so-called capitalism leads a saturnalia of freedom, like a bastard brother of reform.”
  • John Steinbeck
    John%20Steinbeck
    “Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”
  • R A Dickson
    R A Dickson
    “Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “You have to be a bastard to make it, and that's a fact. And the Beatles are the biggest bastards on earth.”
  • Samuel Beckett
    Samuel%20Beckett
    “The bastard! He doesn't exist!”
  • Joy Baluch
    Joy Baluch
    “Being nice to governments doesn't work, they are such lying bastards.”

Usage

In literature:

And you ought to settle on my son a sum equal to what he will lose through this bastard.
"Poor Relations" by Honore de Balzac
He was said to be a bastard son of the King of Portugal.
"Memoirs And Historical Chronicles Of The Courts Of Europe" by Various
You can get the bastards, I the legitimate children.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
Bastards were not heirs, even if their father married their mother after birth.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
ILLEGITIMATES OR BASTARDS also furnish strong proof of the correctness of this our leading doctrine.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
It is true, however, that the bastard children may deprive them of their property.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803" by E.H. Blair
I have compounded two or three rapes; and let out to hire as many bastards to beggars.
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
Not so ill fought for a bastard!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXLV. July, 1844. Vol. LVI." by Various
The Duke's bastard brother, again, the Archbishop, sharing his family ambition, was in no mood for burning heretics.
"John Knox and the Reformation" by Andrew Lang
I am your bastard nephew, living on your favour.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
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In poetry:

The other does that
His hair long and plausive
Bastard
Masturbating a glitter
He wants to be loved.
"Death & Co." by Sylvia Plath
He had the gift of laughing at himself.
Most affably he talked and walked with God.
And now the silly bastard’s on the shelf,
We’ve buried him beneath another sod.
"Elegy" by Aleister Crowley
Oh Ernie, who on earth I knew
In war and wine,
Though frail of fame, in soul how you
Were pure and fine!
I'm proud that once when we were plastered
You called me 'bastard.'
"Ernie Pyle" by Robert W Service
Of course I took it gently up
And brought it to my wife
Who loves all dogs, and now that pup
Shares in our happy life:
Yet how I curse the bastards who
Its good luck never knew!
"Abandoned Dog" by Robert W Service
Poverty wants no pity, only justice!
Pity? Bastard daughter of cunning fathers,
Who like the Pharisees, beating the drum
Ostentatiously for their own sly ends,
Drop a penny in the beggar's hands.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla
Poverty wants no pity, only justice!
Pity? Bastard daughter of cunning fathers,
Who like the Pharisees, beating the drum
Ostentatiously for their own sly ends,
Drop a penny in the beggar's hands.
"Poem Of Poverty" by Migjeni

In news:

They even have a whole tv show on the SPIKE Network dedicated to their destruction called "Rat Bastards".
Best Place for Lucky Bastards to Let Their Palmetto Flag Fly.
Critics' Choices and other notable shows: Black Mountain, Bastard Noise, Zoroaster, the Unthanks, and more.
Some listeners considered The Mountain, the 2009 CD from the group the Heartless Bastards, a musical departure for the group.
Heartless Bastards (with Frank Smith and Tenement Ruth) at the Firebird, Tuesday, September 11.
Heartless Bastards at the Firebird Kate McDaniel.
Austin quartet Heartless Bastards delivered a thundering set Tuesday night at the Firebird.
It's not always a nice voice: "He was a bastard, and he did not like my work in any way," says DiCorcia.
An abundance of bounders and bastards.
This kid might be his bastard offspring.
Discharge Ain't no Feeble Bastard Why.
The Rat Opera, celebrates the loud life of Frank "Rat Bastard" Falestra.
Those delicious, microwavable little bastards complete me.
You Bastards Killed Michelob With Y.
Being a bastard in the service of perfection is.
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In science:

Following woodworking terminology, I propose to call a moduli space satisfying conditions (1–4) a bastard moduli space.
Moduli of varieties of general type
Bastard, Wave Mechanics applied to semiconductor heterostructure(Les Editions de Physique, Les Ulis, France, 1988). F.
Intertwining of exactly solvable generalized Schrodinger equations
Bastard, Wave Mechanics Applied to Semiconductor Heterostructures (Les Editions de Physique, Cedex, 1988). C.
Quantum Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Systems
Bastard, Wave Mechanics Applied to Semiconductor Heterostructures, (Halsted Press, New York, 1988); C.
Flatland Electrons in High Magnetic Fields
Bastard, Wave Mechanics Applied to Semiconductor Heterostructure (Les Editions de Physique, Les Ulis, France, 1988) 2 P. Harrison, Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots (John Wiley and Sons, 2000); L. Serra and E.
Nonrelativistic Green's function for systems with position-dependent mass
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