bowdlerization


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  • noun

Synonyms for bowdlerization

written material that has been bowdlerized

the act of deleting or modifying all passages considered to be indecent

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Leonard van der Kuijp has identified an instance of bowdlerization in an early dynastic translation of one of the tantras (1992:116).
In response to these two complaints by one viewer, Turner Broadcasting has pledged to excise every positive depiction of smoking from its library of Hanna-Barbera cartoons, a bowdlerization the company described as "a voluntary step we've taken in light of the changing times.
Nor was she alone in her bowdlerization of the heroic tales.
It should be noted that I have no control over how this magazine is run, least of all over the collation and bowdlerization of the "Notes on Contributors.
The focus on intercourse as the verboten act, coupled with the Bowdlerization of non-penetrative sexual experiences, has a paradoxical and ultimately harmful effect.
Indeed, Emanuel was probably in a position to begin the tradition of biographical bowdlerization by destroying incriminating documents of his father's as well as his own.
I suspect that such bowdlerization moves our God-talk farther away from, not closer to, the heart of most people's experience of relation to the divine.
On the other hand, Oliver suggests that traditional folk blues were more sexually explicit than the classic blues and that the effective double entendre in classic blues songs arose in response to commercial bowdlerization (214-15).