bastardise

bastardise
British variant of bastardize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bastardise — v. t. Same as {bastardize}. [chiefly Brit.] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bastardise — Bastardise. s. f. Qualité de bastard. La bastardise exclut de toute succession en France …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • bastardise — (Brit.) v. declare a child a bastard; corrupt a language; humiliate (also bastardize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bastardise — /ˈbastədaɪz / (say bahstuhduyz) verb (t) (bastardised, bastardising) 1. to debase; adulterate: *In such circumstances, where a word has become so bastardized, it is often advisable to stop using it altogether lest the serious import it originally …   Australian English dictionary

  • bastardise — verb 1. change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms • Syn: ↑bastardize • Derivationally related forms: ↑bastardisation, ↑bastard, ↑bastardization (for: ↑bastardize), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bastardises — bastardise (Brit.) v. declare a child a bastard; corrupt a language; humiliate (also bastardize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bastardising — bastardise (Brit.) v. declare a child a bastard; corrupt a language; humiliate (also bastardize) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bâtardise — [ batardiz ] n. f. • 1550; de bâtard ♦ État de bâtard. ● bâtardise nom féminin État de bâtard. bâtardise n. f. état de celui qui est bâtard. ⇒BÂTARDISE, subst. fém. État de bâtard : • 1. ... enfant naturel d un grand médecin anglais et d une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bastardize — Bas tard*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bastardized} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bastardizing}.] 1. To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate. [1913 Webster] The law is so indulgent as not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bastardized — Bastardize Bas tard*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bastardized} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bastardizing}.] 1. To make or prove to be a bastard; to stigmatize as a bastard; to declare or decide legally to be illegitimate. [1913 Webster] The law is so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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