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synonyms for defile

  • besmirch
  • debase
  • degrade
  • desecrate
  • discolor
  • dishonor
  • sully
  • vitiate
  • abuse
  • adulterate
  • befoul
  • contaminate
  • deflower
  • dirty
  • disgrace
  • hurt
  • maculate
  • molest
  • pollute
  • profane
  • rape
  • ravish
  • seduce
  • shame
  • smear
  • soil
  • stain
  • taint
  • tar
  • tarnish
  • trash
  • make foul
  • mess up
  • muck up
  • scuzz up
See also synonyms for: defiled / defilement / defiler / defiling
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antonyms for defile

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  • elevate
  • honor
  • praise
  • upgrade
  • assist
  • clean
  • cleanse
  • cure
  • disenchant
  • esteem
  • heal
  • help
  • please
  • protect
  • purify
  • respect
  • sterilize
  • hallow
  • sanctify
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How to use defile in a sentence

She, and the men with her, then taunt the congresswoman’s staff through a mail slot and defile her guest book, all while mocking Ocasio-Cortez.
GREENE SEARCHED CAPITOL OFFICE BUILDING FOR REP. OCASIO-CORTEZ, 2019 VIDEO SHOWSCOLBY ITKOWITZMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Rhodes’ performance suggests that Fletcher, so convinced he was doing the right thing for the sake of his country, actually defiled everything his nation stands for by betraying Holiday.
THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY IS A MESSY BUT PASSIONATE TRIBUTE TO AN AMERICAN LEGENDSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 26, 2021TIME
His family disowned him and his wife wouldn’t sleep with him because he was “defiled” by corpses.
HOW TO BE BETTER AT DEATH (EP. 450)MARIA KONNIKOVAFEBRUARY 4, 2021FREAKONOMICS
The building is like one grand water closet — every hole and corner is defiled.
TROOPS LODGED IN THE CAPITOL IN 1861. IT WAS A WRECK WHEN THEY LEFT.MERYL KORNFIELD, FELICIA SONMEZJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Meanwhile, windows were being broken, room trashed, historic spaces defiled.
THE CAPITOL MOB IMAGES SHOULDN’T SURPRISE YOU. OPEN INSURRECTION WAS ALWAYS WHERE WE WERE HEADED.PHILIP KENNICOTTJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ripperda's equipage wound down a long and twisting defile between two precipitous rocks.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
We spurred across the plain to the mouth of a deep, wooded defile, through which the Prussian grand corps d'armée were advancing.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The ridge was broken by a notch, and the road crawled through the opening and into the defile.
MOTOR MATT'S "CENTURY" RUNSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Firing at point-blank range, struggling bayonet against bayonet, the small French force worked its way towards the defile.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
And I will give it into the hands of strangers for spoil, and to the wicked of the earth for a prey, and they shall defile it.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO DEFILE

  • bang up
  • beat up
  • bung up
  • corrupt
  • cut up
  • damage
  • defile
  • deprave
  • desecrate
  • harm
  • hose
  • ill-treat
  • impair
  • maltreat
  • mar
  • mess up
  • mishandle
  • mistreat
  • misuse
  • molest
  • oppress
  • persecute
  • pollute
  • rough up
  • roughhouse
  • ruin
  • shake up
  • spoil
  • taint
  • total
  • victimize
  • violate
  • wax
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