Definition of vandalism in English:

vandalism

Line breaks: van¦dal|ism
Pronunciation: /ˈvand(ə)lɪz(ə)m
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property: an act of mindless vandalism surveillance of the building would reduce vandalism and theft
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    • 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: /-ˈlɪstɪk/
adjective
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  • 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: /-ˈlɪstɪk(ə)li/
adverb
More 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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