Definition of unpedestal in US English:

unpedestal

verb

  • with object To remove from a pedestal. Chiefly figurative: to remove from a position of being (unduly) admired or exalted.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Fair Witch of Glas Llyn. From un- + pedestal.

Pronunciation

unpedestal

/(ˌ)ʌnˈpɛdɪstl/