monsterise

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monsterise (third-person singular simple present monsterises, present participle monsterising, simple past and past participle monsterised)

  1. To give (another) very bad reputation; to demonize, vilify.
    • 1851, The British Friend, Volume 9, page 22
      [] and it would seem, as if to atone for that deficiency in the eyes of " a hero worshipper," that Macaulay had determined to monsterise him into an embodiment of inconsistency, deceit, and simulation.
    • 1997, Harry M. Benshoff, Monsters in the closet: homosexuality and the horror film, page 330
      [] (quite literally monsterise) queer sexuality, and what the pleasures and costs of such representations might be for both individual spectators and culture at large.
    • 2005, Outlook, Volume 45, Issues 9-16
      A similarity that runs deeper than the differences in these two unrelated incidents, these separate times that we have allocated to monsterising and mortifying our teenagers.

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