Definition of demonization in US English:


(British demonisation)


  • See demonize

    • ‘I know I'll be backed into some argument where fierce partisans insist that if I don't share their wildly unreasonable demonization of the other side I must be… one of them!’
    • ‘We reject the demonization of perceived enemies, which only paves the way to abuse.’
    • ‘The demonization of any people is always wrong.’
    • ‘But it's easy to slide from that kind of inquisitive, imaginative investigation of the past to an idealization of the past and a demonization of the present.’
    • ‘When one departs from the deeds of a specific group into speaking of the vices of a whole race or a people, one is descending to demonization and engaging in pure propaganda.’