bastardization bastardization

Definition(s):

  1. (n) declaring or rendering bastard
  2. (n) an act that debases or corrupts

Usage(s):

  1. Inevitably, some purists are voicing objections to what they see as the bastardization of a Chinese cultural icon.
  2. As recently as 20 years ago, Egyptologists scorned Late Period sculpture as a bastardization of the classical standards of the dynastic tradition.
  3. We must destroy any move toward bastardization.

News

  • The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess, Reviewed

    The Gershwins’ Porgy & Bess —which is to say, the 2011 opera-into-musical re-engineering by the playwright of Top Dog/Underdog and others—may indeed be a bastardization of a towering American classic, like Stephen Sondheim said it is , but I wouldn’t know.
    on December 28, 2013     Source: Washington City Paper

Quotes

  • "So this should be a warning that this bastardization has really gone too far. Thus it is important to bring back the party-list system to its original intention of strengthening the political organizations or marginalized groups," Bello said.
    on Mar 20, 2010 By: Walden Bello Source: Business Mirror

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