Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bastardize

2 senses of bastardize

Sense 1
bastardize, bastardise -- (change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms)
       => corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals")

Sense 2
bastardize, bastardise -- (declare a child to be illegitimate)
       => declare, adjudge, hold -- (declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent")

Antonyms of adj bastardized

1 sense of bastardized

Sense 1
bastardized, bastardised -- (deriving from more than one source or style)

INDIRECT (VIA impure) -> pure -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Similarity of adj bastardized

1 sense of bastardized

Sense 1
bastardized, bastardised -- (deriving from more than one source or style)
       => impure (vs. pure) -- (combined with extraneous elements)

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