Definition of vandalism in English:

vandalism

noun

  • Action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property.

    • ‘He called on the public to report any instances of criminal damage or vandalism.’
    • ‘We want to protect staff and park users and reduce the amount of vandalism.’
    • ‘Mindless and dangerous vandalism at a social housing property has been condemned by police.’
    • ‘We need better public services locally and a tougher attitude towards vandalism and crime.’
    • ‘Persistent acts of vandalism have now forced the school to rethink plans to create an outdoor play area.’
    • ‘Reports of criminal damage and persistent vandalism were also relayed to councillors.’
    • ‘It makes us so angry that the cemetery is becoming a target of theft and vandalism.’
    • ‘The image of the estate has already improved a lot, with graffiti and vandalism being reduced.’
    • ‘As a community, I urge one and all to take a firm stand against vandalism of all kinds.’
    • ‘In a wanton act of vandalism their car was broken into and rendered undrivable.’
    • ‘The level of mindless vandalism around the centre is an indicator that we need to do a lot of work there.’
    • ‘A total of 22 crimes of vandalism have been reported to the police in the past three weeks.’
    • ‘A village school is looking to employ private security guards in a bid to crack down on vandalism.’
    • ‘Security is to be stepped up at a town cemetery after a spate of thefts and vandalism to graves’
    • ‘He supported the new scheme and hoped it would reduce vandalism in the area.’
    • ‘Many motorists have now been forced to park out of view, risking theft and vandalism.’
    • ‘This is just mindless damage and vandalism, which will hit us hard in the pocket.’
    • ‘They cannot be expected to be present while every act of crime or vandalism is being perpetrated.’
    • ‘Schools are used to finding themselves on the receiving end of crime and vandalism.’
    • ‘Acts of vandalism do occur, but it is not something that happens very frequently.’
    harm, injury, destruction, vandalization, vandalism
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Pronunciation:

vandalism

/ˈvandlˌizəm/