vandalism, hooliganism, malicious mischief(noun)
willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
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.
Origin: After the East Germanic tribe of the Vandals, which looted Rome in 455.
the spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of their monuments
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.
The numerical value of vandalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of vandalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Most of (the buoys) were broken by vandalism.
This is not vandalism, this is an act of violence, it's violence not against a building, but against a whole community.
We can easily forget. After the quake in Aceh we wanted to do everything, but by 2015 we don't have money allocated (to fix the buoys), most of (the buoys) were broken by vandalism.
Recent threats targeting Jewish community centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms.
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.
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Translations for vandalism
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- vandalismeCatalan, Valencian
- vandalství, vandalismusCzech
- vandalismi, ilkivaltaFinnish
- vandaleso, vandalajoIdo
- 荒らし, ヴァンダリズムJapanese
- дивјаштво, вандализамMacedonian
- phá hoạiVietnamese
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