em·​bour·​geoise·​ment | \ em-ˈbu̇rzh-ˌwäz-mənt How to pronounce embourgeoisement (audio) , äm-; äⁿ-bu̇rzh-wäz-ˈmäⁿ How to pronounce embourgeoisement (audio) \

Definition of embourgeoisement

: a shift to bourgeois values and practices

Examples of embourgeoisement in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plenty of moviegoers adored the clocks, but some people began to complain about the movie’s embourgeoisement, or Disneyfication, to use a word from the following decade. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 For long, sociologists had debated the embourgeoisement of the working-class in the West—never a very happy term for the processes at issue. Jeet Heer, New Republic, 8 July 2017

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First Known Use of embourgeoisement

1937, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for embourgeoisement

French, from embourgeoiser to make bourgeois, from em- + bourgeois

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“Embourgeoisement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/embourgeoisement. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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