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Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes; scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.
David Cameron

Meaning of "vandalism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF VANDALISM

vandalism  [ˈvændəˌlɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF VANDALISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Vandalism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES VANDALISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

vandalism

Vandalism

Vandalism is the behaviour attributed originally to the Vandals, by the Romans, in respect of culture: ruthless destruction or spoiling of anything beautiful or venerable. The term also includes criminal damage such as graffiti and defacement directed towards any property without permission of the owner. An example of vandalism on a street sign.

Definition of vandalism in the English dictionary

The definition of vandalism in the dictionary is the wanton or deliberate destruction caused by a vandal or an instance of such destruction.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH VANDALISM


brutalism
ˈbruːtəˌlɪzəm
capitalism
ˈkæpɪtəˌlɪzəm
colonialism
kəˈləʊnɪəˌlɪzəm
embolism
ˈɛmbəˌlɪzəm
formalism
ˈfɔːməˌlɪzəm
imperialism
ɪmˈpɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
journalism
ˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
liberalism
ˈlɪbərəˌlɪzəm
literalism
ˈlɪtərəˌlɪzəm
materialism
məˈtɪərɪəˌlɪzəm
metabolism
mɪˈtæbəˌlɪzəm
minimalism
ˈmɪnɪməˌlɪzəm
nationalism
ˈnæʃənəˌlɪzəm
Orientalism
ˌɔːrɪˈɛntəˌlɪzəm
photojournalism
ˌfəʊtəʊˈdʒɜːnəˌlɪzəm
professionalism
prəˈfɛʃənəˌlɪzəm
realism
ˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
socialism
ˈsəʊʃəˌlɪzəm
surrealism
səˈrɪəˌlɪzəm
symbolism
ˈsɪmbəˌlɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE VANDALISM

vanadous
vanaspati
Vanbrugh
vancomycin
Vancouver
Vancouver Island
vanda
vandal
vandalic
vandalisation
vandalish
vandalistic
vandalization
vandalize
Vandemonian
Vanderbilt
vandyke

WORDS THAT END LIKE VANDALISM

alcoholism
cannibalism
citizen journalism
communalism
environmentalism
essentialism
factionalism
federalism
fundamentalism
idealism
industrialism
initialism
intellectualism
multiculturalism
multilateralism
mutualism
pastoralism
photorealism
pluralism
spiritualism
traditionalism

Synonyms and antonyms of vandalism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «vandalism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF VANDALISM

Find out the translation of vandalism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of vandalism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «vandalism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

破坏公物行为
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vandalismo
570 millions of speakers

English

vandalism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बर्बरता
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَخْرِيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

вандализм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vandalismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ভানড্লীসম্
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vandalisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Vandalisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vandalismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

破壊行為
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

공공시설 파괴 행위
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Vandalisme
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hành động cố ý phá hoại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காழ்ப்புணர்ச்சி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विध्वंस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

vandalizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

vandalismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wandalizm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вандалізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

vandalism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βανδαλισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vandalisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vandalism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vandalisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of vandalism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «VANDALISM»

The term «vandalism» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.534 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «VANDALISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about vandalism

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4 QUOTES WITH «VANDALISM»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word vandalism.
1
David Cameron
Let me completely condemn these sickening scenes; scenes of looting, scenes of vandalism, scenes of thieving, scenes of people attacking police, of people even attacking firefighters. This is criminality pure and simple and it has to be confronted.
2
Khaled Hosseini
The Taliban's acts of cultural vandalism - the most infamous being the destruction of the giant Bamiyan Buddhas - had a devastating effect on Afghan culture and the artistic scene. The Taliban burned countless films, VCRs, music tapes, books, and paintings. They jailed filmmakers, musicians, painters, and sculptors.
3
Laura Ingraham
But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill.
4
John A. Logan
Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «VANDALISM»

Discover the use of vandalism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to vandalism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The End of Vandalism
Ten years ago, Tom Drury's groundbreaking debut, "The End of Vandalism, " was serialized in "The New Yorker, " was compared to the work of Sherwood Anderson and William Faulkner by "USA Today, " and was named a "Best Book of the Year" in ...
Tom Drury, 2007
2
The Destruction of Art: Iconoclasm and Vandalism since the ...
Compelling and thought-provoking, The Destruction of Art forces us to rethink the ways that we interact with art and react to its power to shock or subdue.
Dario Gamboni, 2013
3
The Psychology of Vandalism
In The Psychology of Vandalism, Arnold P. Goldstein thoroughly examines the status, causation, prevention, and remediation of vandalistic behavior. Goldstein provides vandal- and environment-oriented explanations and interventions.
Arnold P. Goldstein, 2013
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Vandalism: The Crime of Immaturity
An analysis of the costly problem of vandalism in America discusses the young offenders, the juvenile justice system, the causes of vandalism, and what communities and individuals can do to prevent such criminal acts
Dorothy B. Francis, 1983
5
The Roots of Violence and Vandalism
This 1973 pamphlet analyses the roots of violence and offers preventative measures to help combat it
Mia Lilly Kellmer Pringle, 1973
6
Vandalism; the not-so-senseless crime
Discusses the causes and effects of vandalism and suggests some possible solutions to the problem.
Arnold Madison, 1970
7
In the World: Reading and Writing as a Christian
Vandalism. of. Shalom. Cornelius. P. l. a. n. t. i. n. g. a. Jr . In Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin, Cornelius Plantinga Jr. argues that our awareness and understanding of sin have faded to a haze in recent decades. His aim is to ...
John H. Timmerman, Donald R. Hettinga, 2004
8
ECMT Round Tables Vandalism, Terrorism and Security in Urban ...
The reader will find in this publication the recommendations which the Round Table made on ways to combat vandalism in urban public transport.
European Conference of Ministers of Transport, 2003
9
Class Action Drinking and Vandalism Casebook
Curriculum consists of 6 casebooks describing legal situations involving alcohol for student participation in mock trials.
Cheryl L. Perry, Carolyn L. Williams, Sara Veblen-Mortenson, 2002
10
Vision 20 2020 & The Menace of Vandalism
Anti-Vandalism (ii) Publicity: A typical educative scheme of this kind was run by the Home Office (in the US) in 1978. This took the form of an advertising campaign running two advertisements over three months in the Granada Television area.
Stephen B. Oladipo, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «VANDALISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term vandalism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Judge gives Bieber more time to complete vandalism sentence
LOS ANGELES — A judge says Justin Bieber is complying with the terms of his probation in a vandalism case and has given the singer until later this year to ... «The Seattle Times, Aug 15»
2
Police: Church vandalism is a hate crime
A predominantly black church targeted by vandals a third time is reaching out for help as Melbourne police work to figure out if a hate crime was involved. «Florida Today, Jul 15»
3
FBI investigating vandalism of fiber-optic cables in Livermore
Vandals severed underground fiber-optic cables in Livermore and disrupted cable and Internet service in the Sacramento area, the 11th such case in Northern ... «SFGate, Jul 15»
4
Police nab suspect wanted for separate vandalism to Confederate …
Weindl was caught by police Friday night, around 10:30 p.m., after receiving a report of vandalism in progress at the Jefferson Davis Monument in the 2500 block ... «wtvr.com, Jun 15»
5
Justin Bieber Nearly Done With Sentence in Vandalism Case
Justin Bieber Nearly Done With Sentence in Vandalism Case. Articles · Pop-Shop · News. By Associated Press | May 11, 2015 3:33 PM EDT. Justin Bieber ... «Billboard, May 15»
6
Oakland mayor, police chief admit vandalism response fell short
62°F San Francisco. antioch; concord; fairfield; hayward; livermore; mill valley; mountain view; napa; oakland; palo alto; richmond; san carlos; san francisco; san ... «SFGate, May 15»
7
Americans accused of Colosseum vandalism in latest bad-tourist …
This isn't the first time the Colosseum has been vandalized, of course. This isn't even the first time in the past year. A few months ago, in November, a Russian ... «Washington Post, Mar 15»
8
Singapore to cane and jail two Germans for vandalism
Two German men have been sentenced to three strokes of a cane and nine months in jail in Singapore for vandalism and trespassing. Andreas Von Knorre and ... «BBC News, Mar 15»
9
Vandalism in Arizona Shut Down Internet, Cellphone, Telephone …
Cellphone, Internet, and telephone services across half of Arizona went dark on Wednesday after vandals sliced a sensitive fiber optic cable, according to those ... «Washington Free Beacon, Feb 15»
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Vandalism: No solo tourists in New Orleans' oldest cemetery
Sherri Peppo, director of the archdiocesan cemeteries office, said in a news release Monday that several tombs have been broken into and vandalized in the ... «Yahoo News UK, Jan 15»

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