bowdlerize bowdlerize

Definition(s):

  • (v) edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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Usage(s):

  1. Censorship is so repugnant to most moviemakers they would rather have Mondo Freudo shown in a kindergarten than let a censor bowdlerize Ulysses.
  2. Ives managed to talk 20th Century-Fox out of tampering with The Blue-Tail Fly, though he did have to bowdlerize his other favorite, Foggy, Foggy Dew, an old Irish ballad.
  3. Nor do they wish to bowdlerize the bawdier passages reproduced in the script.

Quotes

  • Mr. Spencer writes, "The report found that the books present highly tendentious constructions as undisputed truth, making common cause with West-hating multi-culturists to bowdlerize the presentation of Islam, denigrate or downplay Christianity and...
    on Dec 5, 2008 By: Robert Spencer Source: Evening Bulletin

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