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demonization

[ dee-muh-nahy-zey shuhn ]
/ ˌdi mə naɪˈzeɪ ʃən /
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noun
the act or fact of regarding, treating, or speaking of a person or thing as entirely bad:These bitter people carry on a systematic, unremitting demonization of the government, blaming it for whatever ails the economy.
the act or fact of subjecting a person or thing to the influence of evil spirits; possession or oppression by a demon: The effects of curses and occult rituals often involve demonization, and need to be revealed by the Holy Spirit.
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Also especially British, de·mon·i·sa·tion .

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