bas·​tard·​ized | \ ˈba-stər-ˌdīzd How to pronounce bastardized (audio) \

Definition of bastardized

: altered from an original in a way that diminishes quality or legitimacy a movie presenting a bastardized version of a classic novel … the Italian and Chinese restaurants finally rid themselves of their first- and second-generation parochialism and their bastardized dishes tailored to supposed American tastes …— Jay Jacobs

Examples of bastardized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Netflix It's been a good year for Stephen King fans who like movies, and an equally great year for Stephen King fans who like to whine about bastardized adaptations ruining the essence of their favorite intellectual properties. Tom Philip, GQ, "1922 Might Be 2017's Best Stephen King Adaptation," 25 Sep. 2017 The modern interpretation is, at best, a bastardized form of the art that likely once was. Marc Snetiker,, "That's enough, clowns," 7 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of bastardized

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Bastardized.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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to state or do over again or repeatedly

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