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

Definition of deglamorize

transitive verb

: to remove the glamour from a book that deglamorizes Hollywood

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deglamorization \ (ˌ)dē-​ˌgla-​mə-​rə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce deglamorization (audio) \ noun

Examples of deglamorize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Photography’s Shifting Shore," 30 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of deglamorize

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Deglamorize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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