Define: Vandalism

UK Accounting Glossary

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.


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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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Vandalism. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. April 04, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Vandalism. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: April 04, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
Vandalism. Retrieved April 04, 2020, from website:

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.