demystification love

demystification

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the removal of mystery or confusion surrounding a topic or idea.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Furthermore, Shaftesbury's taming of enthusiasm through its demystification is completed by his domestication of enthusiasm as a driver of the dynamics of his own philosophical dialogue.

    Post-Secular Conviviality

  • Her demystification has been a little more troubling.

    The Poet as Survivor

  • In Copenhagen secretly taking pictures of women in short skirts is "demystification," but here it's just stalking.

    The Weird World of Bike Advocacy: Mourning Becomes Electrolux

  • Also, I can't help feeling as though Colville-Andersen's talk of "demystification" is at odds with the content of his site and Flickr account, which consists largely of surreptitious photographs of attractive women on bicycles, many of whom are either shot from behind or in various stages of thigh exposure.

    The Weird World of Bike Advocacy: Mourning Becomes Electrolux

  • Are we Americans just a bunch of materialist bicycle fetishists, or are the people of Copenhagen simply using "demystification" to rationalize their total lack of quality bicycle and vacuum cleaner repair?

    The Weird World of Bike Advocacy: Mourning Becomes Electrolux

  • Yet, sadly, to this day, this "demystification" is still the crux of most wine education - the notion that somebody or something is going to help you break through the fog of confusion to understanding and enlightenment.

    Good Grape: A Wine Manifesto

  • Though brainstorming on this proposed "demystification" has been happening for a while behind the tightly-shut doors of Masonic halls, the occasion did take Mason watchers across the world by surprise.

    The Times of India

  • Whether defined as the demystification of the sacred, the diminishment of sacred salience, or the sacred’s retreat from the societal core, the process denotes a cultural change that many regard as the inevitable result of such basic developmental processes as Weberian rationalization and Durkheimian differentiation.

    Out of Control

  • In the first of the two Third Circuit opinions, a panel of three judges (Nygaard (Reagan appointee), Lewis (GHW Bush appointee) and McKee (Clinton appointee)) held that the district court erred in its "demystification" analysis, spelled out the correct analysis, stated that it did not see the supposedly secular additions to the display as stripping the display of its message endorsing religion, and remanded the case to the district court to apply the correct analysis.

    Is That Legal?: Supreme Court Archives

  • In Copenhagen secretly taking pictures of women in short skirts is "demystification," but here it's just stalking."

    The Weird World of Bike Advocacy: Mourning Becomes Electrolux

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.