deglamorize

verb

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

Examples of deglamorize in a Sentence

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

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'deglamorize.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deglamorize was in 1938

Dictionary Entries Near deglamorize

Cite this Entry

“Deglamorize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deglamorize. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on deglamorize

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!