Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of vulgarisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of making vulgar, or common.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Popularization; the act of popularizing.
  • n. Wide dissemination; the process of rendering commonly known or familiar.
  • n. A making coarse or gross; the impairing of refinement or elegance.
  • n. Also spelled vulgarisation.

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

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

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Examples

  • I mean, come on, tens of thousands at every rally, tickets in short supply - we must all represent, what was that you said, the "vulgarization" of American politics.

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  • Peggy Noonan referred to Palin as a "vulgarization" of our politics.

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  • Unless Noonan's been preoccupied promoting her book on the Space Station, and missed the lefts '"vulgarization" of Palin and her family, which is surely among the worst in political history, why isn't she whacking their knuckles instead of Palin's?

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  • Joseph Ratzinger, previously as cardinal and now as pope, hits the mark when he points to the vulgarization of the liturgy as the critical point for today's

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  • One of the ways that creative people can rebel against this vulgarization of what should be extraordinary is to find ways of restoring a sense of unanticipated spontaneity to messaging conveying the erotic aspects of the human condition.

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  • "The Palin candidacy is a symptom and expression of a new vulgarization in American politics," wrote Wall Street Journal columnist, Peggy Noonan, the Wall Street Journal.

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  • But the point isn't to lament that we're amusing ourselves to death (though there's enough trivialization, vulgarization, sensationalism, celebrity worship and ADD-inducing distractions around to make you fear for the future of civilization).

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  • I think that we ought to be very careful with every thing that culture, and especially mass-culture and vulgarization, offers us.

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  • And what do such ostensibly terrible things as commercialization and vulgarization have to do with this process?

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  • That was purely a matter of etiquette -- a Byzantine ceremonial which had developed out of the necessity to drill every sentence into the masses by vulgarization and endless repetition; what was presented as right must shine like gold, what was presented as wrong must be as black as pitch; political statements had to be coloured like gingerbread figures at a fair.

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