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synonyms for defiling

  • 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
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antonyms for defiling

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

While the last of the troops were defiling before the duke and his staff, a courier brought up despatches.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Death was brought into the world by sin; and, like all the other consequences of sin, it is loathsome and defiling.
SEPARATION AND SERVICEJAMES HUDSON TAYLOR
The main body was accordingly halted, and, defiling from the centre, the troops extended on either side into the fields.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. IX.--FEBRUARY, 1851.--VOL. II.VARIOUS
Some praised him for suppressing theft and oppression; others dispraised him for the defiling of men's wives and of virgins.
THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION OF RELIGION IN SCOTLANDJOHN KNOX
See, a column is moving towards the right, and the cavalry are defiling on the other side of the road!
CHARLES O'MALLEY, THE IRISH DRAGOON, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)CHARLES LEVER
Hugh Davis, a white servant, was publicly flogged "before an assembly of Negroes and others," for defiling himself with a Negro.
HISTORY OF THE NEGRO RACE IN AMERICA FROM 1619 TO 1880. VOL 1GEORGE W. WILLIAMS
It will be a brood of Harpies, defiling all it cannot steal.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME X (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
He left me and rode toward General Woods's head of column, which was defiling through the town.
THE MEMOIRS OF GENERAL W. T. SHERMAN, COMPLETEWILLIAM T. SHERMAN
The habit of luxurious living is eating into the vitals of society, is defiling the family, and corrupting the state.
CREED AND DEEDFELIX ADLER
He could not enter any house, or come in contact with any person or thing, without utterly defiling them.
OLD NEW ZEALAND:'A PAKEHA MAORI' [FREDERICK EDWA [MANING]
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