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van·dal·ism

 (văn′dl-ĭz′əm)
n.
Willful or malicious damage or destruction of the property of another.

van′dal·is′tic adj.

vandalism

(ˈvændəˌlɪzəm)
n
the wanton or deliberate destruction caused by a vandal or an instance of such destruction
ˌvandalˈistic, ˈvandalish adj

van•dal•ism

(ˈvæn dlˌɪz əm)

n.
1. deliberate destruction or damage of private or public property.
2. the conduct or spirit characteristic of the Vandals.
[< French vandalisme (1793)]
van`dal•is′tic, van′dal•ish, adj.

vandalism

the malicious destruction or defamation of public or private property. — vandal, vandalization, n.vandalish, adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vandalism - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of othersvandalism - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
mischief, mischief-making, devilment, roguery, shenanigan, roguishness, devilry, deviltry, mischievousness, rascality - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
Translations
تَخْرِيبتَخْريبيَّه، تَدْميريَّه
vandalismusvandalství
vandalisme
vandalism
vandalismi
vandalizam
vandalizmus
vandalismi, skemmdarverk
破壊行為荒らし
공공시설 파괴 행위
vandalstvo
vandalizem
vandalism
การทำลายทรัพย์สิน
vandalizmyıkıcılık
hành động cố ý phá hoạiphá hoại

vandalism

[ˈvændəlɪzəm] Nvandalismo m

vandalism

[ˈvændəlɪzəm] nvandalisme m
acts of vandalism → des actes de vandalisme

vandalism

nVandalismus m, → blinde Zerstörungswut; (Jur) → mutwillige Beschädigung (fremden Eigentums); destroyed by an act of vandalismmutwillig zerstört; these acts of vandalismdieser Vandalismus, diese mutwilligen Beschädigungen

vandalism

[ˈvændəˌlɪzm] nvandalismo

vandal

(ˈvӕndəl) noun
a person who purposely and pointlessly damages or destroys public buildings or other property. Vandals have damaged this telephone kiosk.
ˈvandalism noun
the behaviour of a vandal. All the telephones are out of order owing to vandalism.
ˈvandalize, ˈvandalise verb
The lift in our block of flats has been vandalized.

vandalism

تَخْرِيب vandalismus vandalisme Vandalismus βανδαλισμός vandalismo vandalismi vandalisme vandalizam vandalismo 破壊行為 공공시설 파괴 행위 vandalisme vandalisme wandalizm vandalismo вандализм vandalism การทำลายทรัพย์สิน vandalizm hành động cố ý phá hoại 破坏公物行为
References in periodicals archive ?
Greenbottle said: "Many parts of Byker and the Byker boundary area have been plagued by vandalism over the years, it is a historic vandalist mentality in the area with some, they are brought up to destroy anything decent and/or public from park facilities, allotments, pigeon crees to warehouses.
In the portrayal of Baboon a particular character trait of this animal is highlighted in Weideman's play--his destructive, vandalist urge: Porcupine reprimands him: "It is because you insist on breaking the quiver trees" ("Dis oor jy die kokerbome so breek" Weideman 59).
By holding to his faith, he emerged as a counter-cultural vandalist in attacking Confucius and all other Chinese idols (earliest model of a Red Guard).