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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Willful or malicious damage or destruction of the property of another.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The conduct of Vandals.
  • noun [lowercase] Wilful or ignorant destruction of artistic or literary treasures; hostility to or irreverence or contempt for what is beautiful or venerable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The spirit or conduct of the Vandals; ferocious cruelty; hostility to the arts and literature, or willful destruction or defacement of any object of beauty or value.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

Etymologies

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After the East Germanic tribe of the Vandals, which looted Rome in 455.

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