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  1. defacementnoun

    cancellation, disfiguration, vandalism, obliteration, graffiti, devaluation

  2. defacementnoun

    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.

    cancellation, devaluation, vandalism, graffiti, obliteration, disfiguration

  3. defacementnoun

    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.

    obliteration, vandalism, graffiti, cancellation, devaluation, disfiguration

  4. defacementnoun

    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.

    obliteration, graffiti, devaluation, cancellation, disfiguration, vandalism

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  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.

    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

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  1. defacement, disfigurement, disfigurationnoun

    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"

    disfigurement, deformity, disfiguration

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  1. defacementnoun

    disfigurement, injury

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  1. defacementnoun

    disfigurement, mutilation, marring

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  1. List of paraphrases for "defacement":

    degradation, deformation

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