Definition of Bowdlerisation

1. Noun. Written material that has been bowdlerized.

Exact synonyms: Bowdlerization
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Writing, Writing, Written Material
Derivative terms: Bowdlerise, Bowdlerize



2. Noun. The act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent.
Exact synonyms: Bowdlerization
Generic synonyms: Castration, Expurgation
Derivative terms: Bowdlerise, Bowdlerize

Definition of Bowdlerisation

1. Noun. The action or instance of bowdlerising; the omission or removal of material considered vulgar or indecent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Bowdlerisation

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1. London Society edited by James Hogg, Florence Marryat (1872)
"... and we are compelled to admit that a little bowdlerisation would not be altogether out of place in editing the plays of Sir William D'Avenant. ..."

2. The School World: A Monthly Magazine of Educational Work and Progress (1907)
"... exponents who inevitably stumbled upon passages that needed bowdlerisation. Such misadventures tend to put " reading aloud " into disrepute. ..."

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