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1. Definition of Bowdlerized : altered to remove or modify elements considered objectionable or potentially offensive In February PBS advised member stations to air a Bowdlerized version of a Frontline documentary about the war in Iraq because the uncut version also had soldiers swearing.

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2. Bowdlerized synonyms, Bowdlerized pronunciation, Bowdlerized translation, English dictionary definition of Bowdlerized


3. / ˈbaʊd.lə.raɪz / to remove words or parts from a book, play, or film that are considered to be unsuitable or offensive: The version of the play that I saw had been horribly Bowdlerized.

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4. Synonyms for Bowdlerized include censored, expurgated, blue-pencilled, blue-penciled, cleaned up, cut, sanitised, sanitized, edited and laundered

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5. From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRelated topics: Literaturebowdlerizebowd‧ler‧ize(alsobowdleriseBritish English)/ˈbaʊdləraɪz/verb[transitive]  ALto removeall the parts of a book, play etc that you think might offendsomeone – used to show disapproval a Bowdlerized version of ‘Antony and Cleopatra’→ See Verb tableOriginbowdlerize(1800-1900)Thomas …

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6.Bowdlerized also British bowdlerised adjective

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7. A Bowdlerized version of the novel [+] more examples [-] hide examples [+] Example sentences [-] Hide examples


8. Many works lacking any tincture of obscenity, some at the heart of the English literary tradition, are Bowdlerized.


9. What does Bowdlerized mean? Simple past tense and past participle of bowdlerize

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10. Utah-based CleanFlicks is one of a dozen or so companies that delete sex, violence, and profanity from movies and then distribute the Bowdlerized versions (which are clearly labeled as such) to their mostly religious customers.

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11. There is also a Censored Title, for when a work seems to be Bowdlerized, but only the title is for marketing purposes

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12. Antonyms for Bowdlerized include complete, uncensored, expanded, increased, protracted, diffuse, prolonged, lengthened, amplified and unabbreviated


13. Translation for 'Bowdlerized' in the free English-Dutch dictionary and many other Dutch translations.


14. "Bowdlerized," but they still remained as excruciatingly funny as only French pieces can be

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15. Thinking to sink HMS Telegraph, the House of Commons this morning fired off an Exocet missile in the form of publishing its own thoroughly Bowdlerized version of their expenses


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18. The Bowdlerized lyric is being mouthed to prevent the lips from being read

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21. The word Bowdlerized uses 11 letters: b, d, d, e, e, i, l, o, r, w, z


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23. The Literary and Liturgical Situation: The editors of the Lectionary have Bowdlerized this passage


24. 1884, it’s entirely possible that in 2010 the Bowdlerized version more closely resembles the intended


25. The history of Bowdlerized Shakespeare goes back to the nineteenth century

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26. In fact, the term “Bowdlerized” comes from Henrietta “Harriet” Bowdler who edited the popular, “family-friendly” anthology The

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27. With few exceptions, they Bowdlerized or omitted any potentially offensive words and episodes


28. When Mozart’s publisher received the piece, he was shocked to see such bawdy language and Bowdlerized the text to read, “Let us be glad!” (Which, I …

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29. Abridged and Bowdlerized versions of novels do exist


30. Bowdlerized How many syllables? 3 Syllables How it's divided? bowd-ler-ized

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BOWDLERIZED [ˈbōdləˌrīzd, ˈboudləˌrīzd]

bowdlerized (adjective) · bowdlerised (adjective)


  • remove material that is considered improper or offensive from (a text or account), especially with the result that the text becomes weaker or less effective.
Synonyms: expurgate . censor . blue-pencil . cut . edit . redact . purge . purify . sanitize . emasculate .

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What does bowdlerized mean?

Definition of bowdlerize. transitive verb. 1 literature : to expurgate (something, such as a book) by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar bowdlerize the text. 2 : to modify by abridging, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.

What does the name bowdlerize mean?

1 literature : to expurgate (something, such as a book) by omitting or modifying parts considered vulgar bowdlerize the text 2 : to modify by abridging, simplifying, or distorting in style or content Other Words from bowdlerize Synonyms Did You Know? More Example Sentences Learn More about bowdlerize

Is bowdlerize a good thing?

Mass production was a good thing. In its time. Why does it still hold such a sway? The term ' bowdlerize ' was coined in 1936 to refer to the way Thomas Bowdler censored material he thought unsuitable for women and children in his edition of Shakespeare's works, The Family Shakespeare.

Did the bowdlers undertake?

The Bowdlers were not the first to undertake such a project. Bowdler's commitment to not augmenting or adding to Shakespeare's text, instead only removing sensitive material, was in contrast with the practice of earlier editors.