Define: Vandalism

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Definition: Vandalism


Quick Summary of Vandalism


Malicious, mindless injury to or destruction of public or private property.



What is the dictionary definition of Vandalism?

Dictionary Definition


Action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.


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Examples of Vandalism in a sentence


As we turned down the street I was appalled by the vandalism; spray-paint and smashed windows that were everywhere.


Synonyms For Vandalism


vandalizing, destruction, hooliganism, vandalize, sabotage


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Vandalism are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 6th January 2020.