Synonyms for defacement

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One of the islanders might chance to observe the defacement of the tomb.

They are never disfigured with vile language or other defacement.

It was its extreme hardness that saved it from destruction and defacement.

Val knew it in a moment, in spite of its marks of defacement.

The idea that the chiefs who erected these monuments were the authors of their defacement is too absurd for serious consideration.

About eight o'clock the sedan was brought home empty, and without a sign of defacement inside or out.

The Journal had been calling the attention of its readers to the defacement of the landscape by billboard advertisers.

In England, the purpose of the defacement marks is primarily to prevent the stamp being used again.

By the following simple method this can be done without any injury or defacement of the ivory.

Pictures of generals or royalties are especially liable to defacement with opprobrious epithets.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from deface + -ment.

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