Definitions

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  • adj. Having the character of vandalism.

Etymologies

From vandalism +‎ -istic. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Hussein is not in the same league as Hitler, but, nevertheless, in a small way his execution represents a wanton and vandalistic destruction of important research data."

    Dawkins, Hussein, and ALF

  • "Hussein is not in the same league as Hitler, but, nevertheless, in a small way his execution represents a wanton and vandalistic destruction of important research data." (my emphasis)

    Dawkins, Hussein, and ALF

  • We now know that Dawkins is capable of using the mainstream media to criticize the "wanton and vandalistic destruction of important research data."

    Dawkins, Hussein, and ALF

  • He has used the mainstream media to criticize the "wanton and vandalistic destruction of important research data."

    Dawkins, Hussein, and ALF

  • They will look back on my generation with envious amazement, wondering how we could have been so reckless, so lacking in foresight, so wilfully vandalistic, so damn lucky.

    The Four Authors of the Apocalypse: James Lovegrove

  • "The Croatian defence ministry strongly condemns this vandalistic act as unethical and disrespectful to historical and cultural heritage of the country," the ministry said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Saddam Hussein is not in the same league as Hitler but, nevertheless, in a small way his execution represents a wanton and vandalistic destruction of important research data.

    Richard Dawkins: Executing Saddam Hussein was an Act of Vandalism

  • Smearing, as a "terrorist," a 63-year-old man whose youthful idea of "revolution" prompted him to do things that most people would, in the wake of 9/11, qualify as no more than extreme vandalism --- and whose last vandalistic demonstration against government property was 36 years ago, when he was 27 --- is "legitimate criticism"?

    John Lumea: John McCain at the Craps Table of History

  • If a person has once seen such a group of black people with the hate that they carry with them, then you can understand why they acted in such an illogical and vandalistic way as they indeed did.

    'I Saw a Nightmare …' Doing Violence to Memory: The Soweto Uprising, June 16, 1976

  • Having no actual beliefs except a vague sense of superiority Liberalism has become a largely emotional and regional attachment and such things like football teams often produce vandalistic behaviour .

    EXCLUSIVE: Tories Accuse LibDems of By Election Dirty Tricks

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