Definition of bowdlerism in English:



  • See bowdlerize

    • ‘This classic example of politically correct bowdlerism is not the end of the world, to be sure.’
    • ‘So long as I am a school director I will raise my voice against bowdlerism, and censorship of any kind.’
    • ‘Tales abound of Bacchanalian excess and Lost Weekends, and when the Lord's party convened at the clubhouse last month, they revelled in reminiscing without bowdlerism.’
    • ‘This edition restores Hardy's original punctuation and removes the bowdlerisms forced upon the text on its initial publication.’
    • ‘The maimed typefaces produced by this kind of drive-by bowdlerism are boring and never as useful as the ones they began as.’