Definition of demonization noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also -isation) noun
BrE BrE//ˌdiːmənaɪˈzeɪʃn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːmənəˈzeɪʃn//
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the act of describing somebody/something in a way that is intended to make other people think of them/it as evil or dangerous the United States' demonization of Japan during World War II