Definition of Bowdlerization

1. Noun. Written material that has been bowdlerized.

Exact synonyms: Bowdlerisation
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: Bowdlerisation
Generic synonyms: Castration, Expurgation
Derivative terms: Bowdlerise, Bowdlerize

Definition of Bowdlerization

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bowdlerization

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowdlerization

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bowdacious
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bowdlerising
bowdlerization (current term)
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bowed down(p)
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bowed stringed instrument
bowed tendon
bowel

Literary usage of Bowdlerization

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1. Masters of the English Novel: A Study of Principles and Personalities by Richard Burton (1909)
"Even bowdlerization is not to be despised with such an author, when it makes him suitable for the hands of those who otherwise might receive injury from the ..."

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