Definition of vandalism in English:

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vandalism

Pronunciation: /ˈvandlˌizəm/

noun

Action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.
Example sentences
  • He called on the public to report any instances of criminal damage or vandalism.
  • Reports of criminal damage and persistent vandalism were also relayed to councillors.
  • This is just mindless damage and vandalism, which will hit us hard in the pocket.

Derivatives

vandalistic

Pronunciation: /ˌvandəˈlistik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • So far, the general opinion seems to be that a small group of people were involved in a vandalistic prank, rather than a conspiracy to extort or steal money.
  • Police investigating a weekend vandalistic attack on an unoccupied advance factory have described the incident as one of the most outrageous and disgusting they have ever encountered.
  • Full marks to Waterford County Council for acting with such haste in having the place boarded up to prevent further vandalistic assaults on the building.

vandalistically

Pronunciation: /ˌvandlˈistik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Someone was either vandalistically angry or wanted to use my car without telling me.
  • It was vandalistically demolished in the early 1960s.
  • You're sternly and speciously warned against vandalistically breaking the law.

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Syllabification: van·dal·ism

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