To turn a person, group, or idea into an object of hate or ridicule. At its most OTT, the target becomes a credible stand-in for Satan, perhaps making that devil guy consider a new line of work. "Feminazis", are one example, or That Fsckin Borg (a not undeserving target; I never said all demonization is off-base). One could fill a writeup with: suits, liberals, the liberal media, conservatives, AOL, homosexuals, Christians, Disney, corporations...

De"mon*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Demonized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Demonizing.] [Cf. LL. daemonizare to be possessed by a demon, Gr. .]


To convert into a demon; to infuse the principles or fury of a demon into.


To control or possess by a demon.


© Webster 1913.

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