Adjective "demythologized" definition and examples

(Demythologized may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/diːmɪˈθɒlədʒʌɪz/

Definitions and examples

verb

Reinterpret (a subject) so that it is free of mythical elements.
  1. 'I think there is no doubt at all as Christopher says, that there has been a demythologizing of Dina since her death.'
  2. 'Man would be free, he said, if we could demythologize religion.'
  3. '‘Stalin isn't subject to demythologizing, and this proves that he is alive,’ wrote Marina Koldovskaya in the liberal weekly magazine Novoye Vremya.'
  4. 'The demythologizing of the aftermath of the event can be one-consequence of juxtaposing the sources and treating the information they provide in a comparative manner.'
  5. 'The delicate part of the task that I see as pertinent is to avoid demythologising.'
  6. 'So who will benefit from this gradually paced demythologizing of one of the most legendary and deliberately paradoxical writers and personalities in recent American letters?'
  7. 'In scenes from other cycles, he demythologises Biblical heroes and figures from history.'
  8. 'He sought to demythologize Galileo, particularly the version that had become popular in the eighteenth century of Galileo the experimenter.'
  9. 'Such an approach, I hope, may go some modest distance to demythologise the law of defamation.'
  10. 'The other side of his theology is demythologizing.'
  11. 'In the first part of the book, Stahl attempts to demythologize technology by demonstrating its implicit religious character.'

More definitions

1. to divest of mythological or legendary attributes or forms, as in order to permit clearer appraisal and understanding: to demythologize the music dramas of Richard Wagner for modern listeners.

2. to make less mysterious or mythical so as to give a more human character to: to demythologize the presidency. verb (used without object), demythologized, demythologizing.

3. to separate mythological, legendary, or apocryphal elements f

More examples(as adjective)

"marxisms can be demythologized."

Origin

(demythologize)