Meaning of vandalization in English:


Pronunciation /ˌvand(ə)lʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/


(also British vandalisation)
mass noun
  • The act of deliberately destroying or damaging public or private property.

    ‘due to vandalization in the past, a security system has been installed in the house’
    • ‘We have to stop vandalization on farms.’
    • ‘His first long poem, For My Son, describes the siege and fall of Rotherham in May 1643, the vandalization of his home nearby, and his role in negotiating the terms of surrender to Newcastle's royalist army.’
    • ‘This is the systematic vandalization and humiliation of one civilization by another with technological superiority.’
    • ‘The decline of St Andrews was for Scott symptomatic of the vandalization of Scottish culture since the Reformation and the union with England.’
    • ‘The fire incident was as a result of pipeline vandalization.’
    • ‘He branded the damage "cultural vandalisation" and described the First Folio as a "quintessentially English treasure".’
    • ‘They had endured the plundering of their animals, the theft of their food, the disruption of their markets, the vandalisation of their churches and the destruction of their property.’
    • ‘The vandalisation of the industry played an especially damaging role in holding back the development of clean coal technology and carbon capture.’
    • ‘For the first time in recent years they are coming to terms with a real crime - the vandalisation of the island's only council-run public lavatories.’
    • ‘Police are following a definite line of enquiry in their ongoing investigation into the vandalisation of a memorial shrine on the outskirts of the town.’
    harm, injury, destruction, vandalization, vandalism