de·​glam·​or·​ize (ˌ)dē-ˈgla-mə-ˌrīz How to pronounce deglamorize (audio)
deglamorized; deglamorizing; deglamorizes

transitive verb

: to remove the glamour from
a book that deglamorizes Hollywood

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web White’s willingness to deglamorize stardom — to take roles that subverted her celebrity or to be funny and frank — makes clear that for her, the town was, first and foremost, a workplace. Daniel D'addario, Variety, 6 Jan. 2022 The camera became a handy tool for those, labeled Minimalists or Conceptualists, who wanted to deglamorize the world (and the artist’s role) by documenting mundane things or repeated actions. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deglamorize was in 1938

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“Deglamorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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