despoiled despoiled

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The debris that despoiled Laysan's beaches had been washed ashore by the waters of the Pacific, which like other oceans is becoming increasingly fouled by plastic flotsam.
  2. It's one of the poorest countries in the world, and like many other poor countries, its resources have been pretty thoroughly despoiled, giving it no easy way to dig itself out.

Quotes

  1. "A large percentage of the despoiled areas are state lands owned by the people of California and held in trust by the state," Garamendi said.
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: John Garamendi Source: Contra Costa Times

  2. While Judt says that "Communism defiled and despoiled the radical heritage," he could have added that the cause of even moderate British socialism was completely discredited by the failures of Labour governments in the 1960s and '70s.
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Tony Judt Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "This is an historic visit," said Assad, paying homage to firebrand Chavez's "great positions" and his "feelings toward despoiled peoples".
    on Aug 30, 2006 By: Bashar Assad Source: Turkish Press

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