- v place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
- v make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically
- v spot, stain, or pollute
The townspeople defiled the river by emptying raw sewage into it
- s morally blemished; stained or impure
- Leah Gallo Dreamworks Horror coexists with humanity, once we see the damage of a soul driven mad by a love lost and defiled.
- Only two things keep one's eyes on the screen: the spectacle of the gorgeous Kidman soldiering on as Grace's regality is defiled, and the suspicion that this resourceful woman .
- Gradually they have been declared "outcast," "defiled," "unclean" and "less than human.
- Muqtada al-Sadr in USA Today
I appeal to the fighters and mujahedeen in Karbala to stand together so as none of our holy sites and cities are defiled. We are prepared for any American escalation and we expect one,al-Sadr said.
- Jalal Talabani in AINA
We say openly our people's patience is nearing its end, particularly when it sees the blood of its innocent sons and daughters being spilled and defiled, its infrastructure destroyed and its mosques ruined,said Talabani, a stocky Kurdish...
- Martha Nussbaum in EDGE Boston
I think [disgust] plays a part in lots of arguments against same-sex marriage,Nussbaum told EDGE, "those that use the idea that straight marriage will be 'defiled' or 'tainted' by the approval of gay marriage."