vandal

A vandal is someone who harms or destroys other people's property. Someone who paints graffiti on your door is a vandal.

Vandalizing is the damaging of someone else's possessions or property. A person who vandalizes is a vandal. A vandal doesn't steal, but they reduce the value of what someone owns by harming it. Vandals slash tires and key cars. Vandals paint on buildings. Vandals break windows. A vandal might have a grudge against a particular person, or sometimes teenagers become vandals out of boredom. The worst kind of vandal might be the kind who desecrates tombstones.

Definitions of vandal
  1. noun
    someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
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    type of:
    destroyer, ruiner, undoer, uprooter, waster
    a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
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