Vandalism definition

văndl-ĭzəm
Willful or malicious damage or destruction of the property of another.
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Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.

As we turned down the street I was appalled by the vandalism; spray-paint and smashed windows that were everywhere.

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(legal term) On the Internet, includes acts such as a cracker’s replacing the original Web page with profanity or some racist or sexist campaign.
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Vandalism is the act of destroying or damaging property.

An example of vandalism is spray-painting the walls of a school.

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The actions or attitudes of a vandal; malicious or ignorant destruction of public or private property, often, specif., of that which is beautiful or artistic.
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Deliberate defacing or destruction of property; ignorant defacing of anything beautiful or treasured, such as a work of art, architecture, or a valued building. Ignorance or malice is usually inferred.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
vandalism
Plural:
vandalisms

Origin of vandalism

  • After the East Germanic tribe of the Vandals, which looted Rome in 455.

    From Wiktionary