Definitions

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  • v. To strip of romance; to make realistic rather than wishfully ideal.

Etymologies

de- +‎ romanticize (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Any attempt to deromanticize the cowboy will only boomerang and end up striking whatever it attempts to debunk.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir

  • Reflection 1: Before I take any great step OR make any decision, I must deromanticize it.

    Making Great Decisions Reflections

  • Before I take any great step OR make any decision, I must deromanticize it.

    Making Great Decisions Reflections

  • The books are an attempt he says to deromanticize gangs, crime and prison.

    CNN Transcript Dec 10, 2005

  • The far-off look in his eyes, as though tracking a giant hourglass emptying somewhere in the middle distance, is reminiscent of Trigorin, the writer in Chekhov's "The Seagull," who strives to deromanticize the artist's life to a young gaga actress: "Here am I talking to you and getting quite excited yet can't forget for a second that I've an unfinished novel waiting for me."

    latimes.com - News

  • Weapons engineers have tried to euphemize and deromanticize the terminology: death rays are called

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4

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