hooliganism hooliganism  /ˈhu lɪ ɡə ˌnɪ zəm/

Definition(s):

  • (n) willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

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Usage(s):

  1. Girenko's work has been crucial in ensuring that racially motivated assaults are classified as hate crimes, rather than mere hooliganism, and therefore warrant harsher sentences.
  2. As colleges continue to crack down on binge drinking, hazing and general hooliganism, some fraternities are redefining the Greek experience in order to save it.
  3. In the Fan Zone, clusters of German fans celebrated, and those celebrants in front of me were greeted with a shower of beer, but that was the extent of the hooliganism.

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  1. Singh said, "I am also satisfied to know that the Karnataka government has already initiated strong action against the unacceptable act of hooliganism."
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Rajnath Singh Source: MorungExpress

  2. Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said he was "very disturbed by the hooliganism that took place in Toronto," but brushed off criticisms about holding the G20 summit in the city, calling it the "ideal place."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Lawrence Cannon Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "Some of their actions could be defined as acts of hooliganism that bordered on the criminal," Sharon said before the weekly cabinet meeting, during which the final set of evacuations was approved in a procedural vote.
    on Aug 21, 2005 By: Ariel Sharon Source: Washington Post

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