unbowdlerized

adjective

un·​bowd·​ler·​ized ˌən-ˈbōd-lə-ˌrīzd How to pronounce unbowdlerized (audio)
-ˈbau̇d-
: not altered to omit objectionable parts : not bowdlerized
an unbowdlerized collection of fairy tales

Word History

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbowdlerized was in 1873

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“Unbowdlerized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbowdlerized. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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