Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To make less glamorous: "pressing the entertainment industry to deglamorize the treatment of drugs in films” ( Larry Martz).

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  • v. To make less glamorous

Etymologies

de- +‎ glamorize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He says the aim is to offer a contrast to high-profile young mothers like Jamie Lynn Spears and "deglamorize" teen pregnancy.

    Salon

  • Kazan immediately set out to deglamorize Wood, turn her into a normal person.

    STAR

  • The way to go would be to deglamorize the medical profession and demystify health care as health care activists like those from the Medico Friend Circle, a body which includes many doctors is trying to do.

    Doctor on Top

  • It doesn't take glamor men like Wahlberg and Leguizamo and totally deglamorize and have them sounding stilted and false like this was a high school play and the first five choices for the lead all got suspended for smoking pot in the principal's office.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • What we need to do to guns is what we did to cigarettes: deglamorize them.

    CNN Transcript Apr 17, 2007

  • A Public Education and Counter Advertising Campaign: To succeed in reducing youth smoking, legislation must provide for a nationwide effort to deglamorize tobacco, warn young people of its addictive nature and deadly consequences, and help parents discourage their children from taking up the habit.

    Tobacco Press Paper

  • It goes out of its way to deglamorize the criminal life and portray its family of crooks as warped psychotic thugs in a losing enterprise.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Bissell's mission is to deglamorize the global, billion-dollar sex industry, which she believes to be full of what are not victimless crimes.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • A book that purports to deglamorize gangs and cruelty perhaps shouldn't gleefully describe how an exposed spine looks poking out of a mutilated henchman.

    NYT > Home Page

  • And though she's the first to deglamorize her own creative process - she has mentioned on Twitter writing over French fries at the chain Johnny Rockets - it remains mysterious, even to those she works with closely.

    NYT > Home Page

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