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Definition of "vandalism" []

  • Willful or malicious destruction of public or private property. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "vandalism" in a sentence
  • "‡ The term vandalism, meaning wanton destructiveness, comes from the name of the Vandals."
  • "In short, the term vandalism is overly broad, and will very likely be applied to content that is simply to the dissatisfaction of existing editors, regardless of its accuracy or validity."
  • "Mr Hermannn says that since 2006, North Mara has lost up to $25 million of property and gold ore to what he described as vandalism by locals."