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synonyms for despoliation

  • depredation
  • destruction
  • pillage
  • piracy
  • theft

antonyms for despoliation

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  • construction
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How to use despoliation in a sentence

Whenever we can appropriate without despoliation or loss, or without a damaging monopoly, we tie the people to the backgrounds.
THE HOLY EARTHL. H. BAILEY
Without this natural protection it became a land subject to constant attack and despoliation.
TARAS BULBA AND OTHER TALESNIKOLAI VASILIEVICH GOGOL
Then came war, despoliation, and a thrilling period of wandering.
PILOTS OF THE REPUBLICARCHER BUTLER HULBERT
Antoine de Vergy had done the work of despoliation thoroughly.
JOAN OF ARCLUCY FOSTER MADISON
Besides this was the home of a prominent loyalist, protected from despoliation by high authority.
MY LADY OF DOUBTRANDALL PARRISH
When cleared enough to be entered the interior of the tomb presented a scene of utter despoliation.
FIVE YEARS' EXPLORATIONS AT THEBESGEORGE EDWARD STANHOPE MOLYNEUX CARNARVON
Thus the origin of the Yaquis' struggle—a real struggle for life—was a despoliation perpetrated by the white people.
THE AMERICAN EGYPTCHANNING ARNOLD
The ensanguined bones, with some fragments of the cartilage still adhering to them, showed that the despoliation had been recent.
THE OCEAN WAIFSMAYNE REID
So that by early education I was taught to think that the despoliation of the public, in certain ways, was a legitimate industry.
PHILIP DRU: ADMINISTRATOREDWARD MANDELL HOUSE
In the carvings he is really hanged, and the hangsmen are the geese of his despoliation.
THE GROTESQUE IN CHURCH ARTT. TINDALL WILDRIDGE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DESPOLIATION

  • abrasion
  • attrition
  • consumption
  • corrosion
  • decrease
  • desedimentation
  • despoliation
  • destruction
  • disintegration
  • eating away
  • grinding down
  • spoiling
  • washing away
  • wear
  • wearing down
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.