Definitions

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  • n. the process of making something vulgar, especially by using the language of ordinary people

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See vulgarization, vulgarise.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of rendering something coarse and unrefined
  • n. the act of making something attractive to the general public

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Examples

  • Ngobese said it supported the nationalisation of mines, but not as a means of using government money to bail out failing business to benefit the owners, which it regarded as "vulgarisation" of the ideal.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • It's not the practice of haute vulgarisation that bothers me -- that's an entirely worthy pursuit, exposing a wider audience to really interesting ideas generated in the hyper-specialist atmosphere that defines today's academic world -- but the attitude, not only of the aforesaid intellectual, but of his or her wide-eyed, adoring followers.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Blair liked wars because he believed in making the world anew to some academic blueprint, or in his case to its vulgarisation for consumption by the uncultured likes of him.

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • And here's a thought for all members of the sorts of Londoner who abhor the vulgarisation of their imaginary "village communities" yet buy all their books from Amazon:

    West Hampstead: shopping, homogenisation and resistance

  • It's not the practice of haute vulgarisation that bothers me--that's an entirely worthy pursuit, exposing a wider audience to really interesting ideas generated in the hyper-specialist atmosphere that defines today's academic world--but the attitude, not only of the aforesaid intellectual, but of his or her wide-eyed, adoring followers.

    Public intellectuals

  • Of additional interest in this regard is the gross vulgarisation of the message our President sought to convey when he wrote about the racist stereotype of

    ANC Today

  • Of additional interest in this regard is the gross vulgarisation of the message our President sought to convey when he wrote about the racist stereotype of Africans.

    ANC Today

  • Inevitably, ignorance of Marxism by "Marxists" leads to the vulgarisation of Marxism, the mouthing of revolutionary-sounding but empty phrases, dogmatism and political adventurism.

    ANC Today

  • Bon c'est toujours pareil c'est de la vulgarisation et en 2 minutes chrono, donc pour les gens capables de laisser un commentaire ici ca n'est pas bien nouveau mais c'est plutot bien resume pour les autres.

    Ce soir: Scènes de Ménage — Climb to the Stars

  • Christopher Monckton 2 papers I wrote recently on these topics but in French and for vulgarisation in Free Thinkers reviews.

    Gore Gored: Monckton replies « Climate Audit

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