Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Alternative spelling of vulgarisation.

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

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

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Examples

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Pentecost in the East

  • 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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  • "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).

    Marty Kaplan: Thank You, Norman Lear

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