Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) mar or spoil the appearance of
    The vandals disfigured the statue

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Synonyms of Deface

blemish, disfigure

Alternate forms of Deface

Derivations: defacement

Hyponyms: mangle, mark, maul, pit, pock, scar

Hypernyms: deflower, impair, mar, spoil, vitiate

Origin of the word Deface

  1. early 14c., from O.Fr. defacier, from des- "away from" + face "face." more

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