Definitions for vandalismˈvæn dlˌɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vandalism, hooliganism, malicious mischief(noun)

    willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

Wiktionary

  1. vandalism(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: After the East Germanic tribe of the Vandals, which looted Rome in 455.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vandalism(noun)

    the spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of their monuments

Freebase

  1. Vandalism

    Vandalism is the behaviour attributed originally to the Vandals, by the Romans, in respect of culture: ruthless destruction or spoiling of anything beautiful or venerable. The term also includes criminal damage such as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carlos Canino:

    This is not vandalism, this is an act of violence, it's violence not against a building, but against a whole community.

  2. Howard Collins:

    One of the difficulties before this kit was available, often we only found the vandalism and graffiti when the train returned to the depot where they're repaired or cleaned. But now we're building a profile of where and when these incidents occur. So the police already have the intelligence and the information to say, this is where this is likely to occur and this is the time of day.

  3. Cumali Tastan:

    Throngs of young people driving around the neighborhood in cars draped with Turkish flags at night fired occasional shots in the air. Amid concern that attacks and vandalism could spark clashes as Kurdish residents complained of delayed police responses, authorities deployed riot squads in Altindag. We just watched this havoc for two days, but if they come again, we will defend ourselves.

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