Definitions

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  • n. The act of demonizing or something demonized

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

  • n. to represent as diabolically evil

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Examples

  • It is simply a political exercise in demonization by the current sleazy admnistration and I would love to see them end up with egg all over them again.

    Cheney wrong on interrogation inquiry facts, Obama official says

  • L for Legend@ the liberal name calling and demonization is getting real old and kinda shows that you dope addictted products of the NEA controlled education system are incapable of carrying on a discussion about issues.

    Nelson to support motion to proceed

  • His demonization is primarily through the literature in the day for those who were different than the ideal American.

    Legendary Americans You've Never Heard Of | myFiveBest

  • But whatever else tomorrow means, it will not mean that the country wants its leadership to engage, above all else, in demonization of people who are different and downtrodden, and this is precisely what the GOP will continue to do.

    Jonathan Weiler: Why the Republicans Will Misread Tomorrow's Elections Results

  • The unruly discourse with its fear mongering, name calling, and even occasional demonization is because the stakes really are high, our problems really serious and there are more voices than ever before vying to be heard -- no wonder there is so much yelling.

    Rabbi Irwin Kula: Gridlock Is Good

  • A few notable exceptions are that the leading term of demonization from the left has become the term “fascist”, and the modern left tends to dislike the military, even while still enamored in many cases by violence (witness the romantic notions of taking things to the street, and action above all else).

    What An Excellent Book! « Tai-Chi Policy

  • This sort of demonization is usually off the table until the end of October when it becomes obvious that the polls are showing that the the incumbent is in big trouble.

    June 2006

  • But responds -- and he's responding to what he's -- what some are calling the demonization of America and the harsh personal attacks on him by Al Qaeda.

    CNN Transcript Jan 27, 2009

  • A similar condemnation of enchantment as the source of deception — that is, a demonization of magicians — coincided with an idealization of the beguiled children in the Chronicon rhythmicum austriacum, a source as detailed and as romanticized as the account of Alberic of Trois-Fontaines.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • Such political tactics can only be characterized as demonization -- or what Professor Adam Levitin calls a witch-hunt.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

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