bowdlerise


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Synonyms for bowdlerise

edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate

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e verb bowdlerise now associates his name with censorship not only of literature but also of movies and TV.
No-one wants to bowdlerise or romanticise his life but concentrating on his death at a time when he had tax problems, when he was seriously ill and when he was drinking far too much is not going to give the whole picture.
Barbirolli's hand-picked cast is magnificent: Renata Scotto so ecstatically vulnerable, so ultimately tragic in stature as Butterfly; Carlo Bergonzi glorious as the caddish Pinkerton (sweet how the German translation bowdlerises his apparently nudge-making name in that language to 'Linkerton'); and Rolando Panerai so well-cast as the sympathetic, sorrowing Consul Sharpless.