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Synonyms for defacement

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. defacement, disfigurement, disfiguration(noun)

    the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

    "the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion"; "he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape"

    Synonyms:
    disfigurement, deformity, disfiguration

Wiktionary

  1. defacement(noun)

    Synonyms:
    devaluation, cancellation, disfiguration, vandalism, obliteration, graffiti

  2. defacement(noun)

    An act of defacing; an instance of visibly marring or disfiguring something.

    Some consider the defacement of the Sphinx to be the most egregious crime of Napolean's campaigns.

    Synonyms:
    disfiguration, obliteration, cancellation, graffiti, vandalism, devaluation

  3. defacement(noun)

    An act of voiding or devaluing; nullification of the face value.

    The soldiers found a variety of creative uses for their payment scrip after its defacement to scrap paper; some used it as toilet paper.

    Synonyms:
    vandalism, graffiti, cancellation, devaluation, disfiguration, obliteration

  4. defacement(noun)

    A symbol added to a flag or coat of arms to change it or make it different from another.

    Note: The word defacement in heraldry and vexillology has none of the bad connotations its other meanings have.

    Synonyms:
    obliteration, graffiti, devaluation, cancellation, disfiguration, vandalism

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. defacement

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    Synonyms:
    blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, imperfection, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. defacement(n.)

    Synonyms:
    disfigurement, injury

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. defacement(n)

    Synonyms:
    disfigurement, mutilation, marring

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    degradation, deformation

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