bastardised :

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  • v  change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
  • v  declare a child to be illegitimate
  • s  deriving from more than one source or style

  • Yar Adua in Reuters
    The concept of leadership has been bastardised in Nigeria,Yar'Adua said in a statement, following a one-day symposium on "A New Leadership Culture" in the capital Abuja.
  • Winston Peters in New Zealand Herald
    Mr Peters said NZ gangs had "fused the LA-style gangster culture of drugs and violence with disenfranchised urban Maori and in doing so have bastardised Maori culture".
  • Phillip Chiyangwa in
    Zimbabweans are more respectful of the law than most of the countries that were surveyed by TI, and one tends to wonder why we should continue being bastardised by partisan organisations such as TI,said Chiyangwa, who was ironically the first...

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