- v. Simple past tense and past participle of deface.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. having the external appearance impaired, usually deliberately.
“His mother — her bones scattered — her name defaced — her rest annulled!”
“The final programmes will engagingly escort us to the present day, via a coin defaced by Suffragettes, a plate from the Russian revolution, and a credit card, to the final object.”
“The charities told the paper that in the past, they removed labels and "defaced" any fake trademarks before distributing the clothes, and they pointed out that the donations helped save them--and therefore the city--money.”
“This fact can be attested to by the presence, in cities like San Francisco where graffiti is common, of illegally-painted murals executed with 30 cans of spray paint, dozens of oil paint sticks or markers loaded with artist-mixed inks, which have themselves been "defaced" by simple spray-paint or Sharpie tags.”
“I don't understand the motives behind the people who "defaced" the stain, though.”
“Besides, every true book lover knows that in three hundred years, what was "defaced" becomes "historical.”
“The Charter also authorised the Company to use a distinctive flag, indicating the British character of the undertaking, and the one adopted, following the example of the English Colonies, is the British flag, "defaced," as it is termed, with the Company's badge -- a lion.”
“I read it as a kind of defaced romance; very thin and lean, but all true, and very marvelous as such.”
“Last night it was reported that Lady Gaga arrived in Tokyo with a "defaced" Hermes Birkin bag tattooed with Japanese text.”
“A letter signed by 27 members of the architectural faculty at the University of Washington warned that the city's skyline would be "defaced" and "become a billboard for privileged corporations.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘defaced’.
Here I have in mind a list of words that could be spelled with only the letters A, B, C, D, E, F, and G--and thus could also be played as a tune on the piano.
Beautiful, attractive, well-formed
Ugly, unattractive, malformed
Interesting gene names. Some of these may have changed recently (to something less offensive/funny).
tinman, agnostic, dreadlocks, Van Gogh, fruitless, lava lamp, ariadne, cheap date, ken and barbie, I'm not dead yet, I'm not dead yet 2, manic fringe and 1192 more...
Words made of the following: qwertasdfgzxcvb. I've stood on the shoulders of giants... users mollusque and reesetee made similar lists before I even existed on Wordnik. :)
Words you can type with one hand--if you learned how to type formally. Hunt-and-peck method doesn't count. ;-) I'm keeping it to five or more letters to avoid an excessively lengthy list.
After the school bully breaks your new yo-yo, you can use these words to describe it. All hail the carnage!
Words that are in the record books, or otherwise attract comment.
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