from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An act of defacing; an instance of visibly marring or disfiguring something.
- n. An act of voiding or devaluing; nullification of the face value.
- n. A symbol added to a flag or coat of arms to change it or make it different from another.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of defacing, or the condition of being defaced; injury to the surface or exterior; obliteration.
- n. That which mars or disfigures.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of defacing or disfiguring; injury to the surface or exterior; disfigurement; obliteration.
- n. That which disfigures or mars appearance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something
The *victim* of the defacement is the person who is intended to be fearful.
He has been arrested numerous times for his artistic self-expression by his government who does not agree with his reasoning that because they are forcibly removing these citizens from their dwellings in order to demolish the buildings and build commercially on the land, that spray painting his profile on building facades is only temporary "defacement" and that, really, it is art.
So what happens when we begin to allow people to truly deface the so-called "defacement"?
"defacement" of music, just like graffiti was considered nothing more than "defacement" of property.
Operation Baylout, as the attack is called, also involved the reported defacement of the Swedish website of the IFPI.
TEL AVIV—The burning and defacement of a mosque in northern Israel early Monday sparked a riot and heightened Israeli concerns that Jewish extremists could stoke Palestinian outrage and ignite a new uprising.
To their credit, like Israeli officials, mainstream American Jewish leaders condemned the price tag vigilantes after the widely publicized defacement of a mosque in Israel proper last week.
Asked if he was concerned about being accused of sacrilege in his defacement of Buddhas, Wouters said there was no danger of that, since the materiality of the work, which is simply a piece of paper, has nothing to do with the spirit of the Buddha.
In less than an hour, I had defaced the defacement.
The apparent respectability and posed sobriety of the portraits is infiltrated with a baroque elaboration of finely sewn colours whose delicacy is contradicted by an implication of ritualised defacement.