Vulgarization

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Vulgarization

 

the oversimplified presentation of any teaching or concept that distorts its essence; crude simplification, debasement.

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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.
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.
To appreciate the grandeur of the Hungarian resistance is to be very sensitive to anything that might vulgarize it.
The most grating miscalculation--and the worst example of Nunn's tendency to vulgarize the comedy--is Larkin's Petra.
He slimes Mexicans, vulgarizes women, degrades Muslims, taunts opponents, simplifies complexities, mocks reporters, lies, crosses lines and, in a late December campaign rant in Hilton Head, S.
This book has three strong points: (1) it vulgarizes sometimes complex issues, making the book more accessible to a broader range of nonacademic publics, therefore extending inquiries outside academia; (2) it ties the issues of ethnic policies and their effects on the local and regional political scenes with the consequences of the latter on the party-state's ability to rule and to control resources; (3) it draws our attention to the importance of considering domestic, regional, and international factors in both resource management and minorities-related policies.
Gheorghiu once again forgets about his prudishness and vulgarizes the translation.
Salter (1917) identified Mencken as the source "from whom many seem to get their ideas of Nietzsche, but who unfortunately more or less vulgarizes him.
After all, how could Eliot be positive in relation to a song that vulgarizes Shakespeare and his complex literature?
Democratic equalizing to a degree flattens and vulgarizes even when it is not dominated by resentment.
A precis of the book's content, present in laminated form on the book's back cover, vulgarizes and sensationalizes its argument.