vulgarize


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Related to vulgarize: vulgarisation, vulgariser, voluminous, fulguration
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debase and make vulgar

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act in a vulgar manner

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40) "[A]ll the higher classes are well aware that these rare phenomena, while they do little or nothing to vulgarize their own privileges, serve as a most useful barrier against revolution from below.
Liberal educators - "persons who are mainly led, not by their class spirit, but by a general humane spirit, by the love of human perfection," according to Arnold (1993a, 110) - promote a spiritual democracy of the rational, inquisitive mind and the considered aesthetic sense that serves as a stark moral corrective to those masters of capital, who vulgarize the body politic and marginalize "the world of ideas" (1993d, 33) in the name of increased production and ever-greater profits.
To choose this option is certainly to lessen the instructional impact; indeed, one is tempted to say, it is to vulgarize the experience of the music.
Vann Woodward argued that Disney's America would "commercialize what should be revered, and vulgarize what is noble in American history.
Mishan have argued against the market's real or imagined tendency to impoverish nature, celebrate status, and vulgarize life.
In the face of administrative indifference, the author is quite likely to vulgarize and commercialize his work in order to attract a popular audience or simply to give up altogether.
Consequently, Eric Neveu (1995) asserts that the mediated form becomes a guarantor of the civic fond and encourages a depoliticizing of the public, because of its tendency to excessively vulgarize the political activity.
The French guise of Alberti should not surprise the modern reader, since French presses were among the first to vulgarize his amatory works in the later Quattrocento.
Decoufle doesn't depart very far from the music-hall sequential construction that also characterized his earlier Petites Pieces Montees ("Little Ornamental Pieces") but neither does he vulgarize or exhaust the formula.
43) Performing as a professional musician renders oneself servile, and it is likely to vulgarize or to distort the body in ways that are inappropriate for freemen.
n]ever really approaches something really fine but to miss it; he never attempts a really interesting effect but to vulgarize it.
But any Euro-American, any "Dharma Bum," can visit India, or not, can write a book, make a video, vulgarize Yoga, and be published "majorly.
In the final story of the collection, "Tanrinin Sonuncu Tebligi" (God's Last Declaration), she parodies and mocks both the world's major religions and the contemporary attitudes that vulgarize them.
Schama refuses to vulgarize Kiefer's achievement as closet fascism, but he understands the suspicion generated by this work, a suspicion "attached to countless artists and anthropologists who have parted company with Enlightenment skepticism about the cultural force of myth and magic and who have seen in their complicated symbolic elaboration somediing more than a hoax perpetrated on the naive by the unscrupulous.