defacement defacement


  • (n) the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something



  1. Opponents call it an outrageous defacement of a national space, while defendants consider the prominent placement a fitting testimony to the monuments importance.
  2. In the last fortnight a handful of Jews in the German district of Yorkville had reported defacement of their store windows.
  3. Mayor Ivancie and his supporters should be boiled in treacle for permitting defacement of their revitalized central city by Graves' marzipan monstrosity.


  1. Debevoise Scores for Kate Spade in 'Saturday' Trademark Fight

    A winner has finally emerged in a fight over upscale casual wear that featured claims of "swagger-jacking" and social media defacement.
    on June 19, 2013     Source:

  2. Rockford police arrest 2 for graffiti

    Rockford police have arrested two men for criminal defacement of property.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: WREX-TV Rockford


  1. "The origin of the moustache is probably the only interesting part of the story," Finn adds. "There was a poster across the road [from the studio] and it got defaced early on, a really nice defacement with a curly moustache, and I thought the...
    on Jun 4, 2010 By: Neil Finn Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. Philippine Daily Inquirer columnist Randy David, whose face was depicted and defaced in the painting, said "the defacement has become the very reminder of the violence committed against freedom of the press in the Philippines."
    on Nov 6, 2007 By: Randy David Source:

  3. "Sociology comes to the rescue of consciousness and chance," Restany wrote, "whether with a choice of poster defacement, the look of an object, household garbage or salon scraps, the unleashing of mechanical affectivity, the diffusion of...
    on May 20, 2006 By: Pierre Restany Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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