demythologized demythologized

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having mythical elements removed

Usage(s):

  1. Hoover himself was demythologized after his death in 1972 by revelations of the racist, tyrannical and even lawless way in which he managed the bureau.
  2. In a sense, the media have done with their business what Bill Clinton did with the presidency: tarnished it with transgressions but in the process also demythologized it.
  3. The miraculous can be demythologized, the marvel explained, but the persistent message of the Bible will not go away.
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