vulgarisation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vulgarisation the act of making something attractive to the general public
    • n vulgarisation the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vulgarisation See vulgarization, vulgarise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vulgarisation a making widely known: a making coarse or common
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vulgarisvulgus, the people.

Usage

In literature:

To catalogue the present features of Battle Abbey is to vulgarise it.
"Highways & Byways in Sussex" by E.V. Lucas
Do you want to know how low Art may sink when materialism triumphs and vulgarises and degrades?
"London Lectures of 1907" by Annie Besant
I am not, of course, using the word "passion" in its modern vulgarised sense.
"Personality in Literature" by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
As we stood on the now deserted pavement, exhorting and cheering him, a loud contralto voice vulgarised by an Italian accent burst upon us.
"Artists' Wives" by Alphonse Daudet
Blondin vulgarised Niagara; Jonathan is going to turn it into a colossal mill-sewer.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
The very name of it is vulgarised.
"Gossamer" by George A. Birmingham
Marjory was too thorough a child to be vulgarised in that way, even in thought.
"The Talking Horse" by F. Anstey
Society is in danger of being vulgarised.
"The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I." by Sir Leslie Stephen
People take my ideas and vulgarise them.
"Mummery" by Gilbert Cannan
But beauty may be dishonoured, it cannot be vulgarised.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
The vulgarising associations will drop off of themselves, and what was pure and lofty will remain.
"Hours in a Library" by Leslie Stephen
If it is a picturesque vulgarisation, I do not wish to look it in the face.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Nothing lasts; love vulgarised by a commonplace legal tie least of all.
"A Veldt Official" by Bertram Mitford
Work, says Amiel somewhere, is vulgarised thought.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
The modern method is to vulgarise them.
"Miscellaneous Aphorisms; The Soul of Man" by Oscar Wilde
Vulgarising our names, some people say; but never mind, we found rest, prosperity, and peace.
"Of High Descent" by George Manville Fenn
Vulgarising our names, some people say; but never mind, we found rest, prosperity and peace.
"The Haute Noblesse" by George Manville Fenn
The best present-day example is the deal table in those last places to be vulgarised, farm-house or cottage kitchen.
"Arts and Crafts Essays" by Various
She hated to see her own defects reproduced (ineffably vulgarised) in others; it jarred her pride.
"Regiment of Women" by Clemence Dane
The mysterious and appalling, as well as the doubtful element, became vulgarised as well as realized.
"Inchbracken" by Robert Cleland
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