Dictionary.com

demythologize

[ dee-mi-thol-uh-jahyz ]
/ 藢di m瑟藞胃蓲l 蓹藢d蕭a瑟z /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), de路my路thol路o路gized, de路my路thol路o路giz路ing.
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.
to make less mysterious or mythical so as to give a more human character to: to demythologize the presidency.
verb (used without object), de路my路thol路o路gized, de路my路thol路o路giz路ing.
to separate mythological, legendary, or apocryphal elements from a writing, work of art, historical figure, etc.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between 鈥渁ffect鈥 and 鈥渆ffect.鈥
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help
Also especially British, de路my路thol路o路gise .

Origin of demythologize

First recorded in 1945鈥50; de- + mythologize

OTHER WORDS FROM demythologize

de路my路thol路o路gi路za路tion, nounde路my路thol路o路giz路er, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use demythologize in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for demythologize

demythologize

demythologise

/ (藢di藧m瑟藞胃蓲l蓹藢d蕭a瑟z) /

verb (tr)
to eliminate all mythical elements from (a piece of writing, esp the Bible) so as to arrive at an essential meaning
to restate (a message, esp a religious one) in rational terms

Derived forms of demythologize

demythologization or demythologisation, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK