1. the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

the defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion


he objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape

Syn: ↑defacement, ↑disfiguration
Derivationally related forms: ↑disfigure, ↑deface (for: ↑defacement)
Hypernyms: ↑damage, ↑harm, ↑hurt, ↑scathe
2. an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen

there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back


suffering from facial disfiguration

Syn: ↑disfiguration, ↑deformity
Derivationally related forms: ↑deformed (for: ↑deformity), ↑disfigure (for: ↑disfiguration), ↑disfigure
Hypernyms: ↑appearance, ↑visual aspect

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