vulgariser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vulgariser someone who makes attractive to the general public
    • n vulgariser someone who makes something vulgar
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Usage

In literature:

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
The family sentiment, in our vulgarised, brutalised life, has gone utterly to pot.
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume 1 of 2" by Henry James
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
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