English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'deface'

(verb) 
Definition
to deliberately spoil the surface or appearance of
It's illegal to deface banknotes.
Synonyms
vandalize
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damage
He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
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destroy
The building was completely destroyed.
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total (slang)
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injure
A bomb exploded, seriously injuring five people.
,
mar
The scar was discreet enough not to mar his good looks.
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spoil
It is important not to let mistakes spoil your life.
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trash (slang)
Would they trash the place when the party was over?
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impair
The bright sunshine was impairing my vision.
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tarnish
His image was tarnished by the savings and loans scandal.
, ,
mutilate
His arm was mutilated in an industrial accident.
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deform
Severe rheumatoid arthritis deforms limbs.
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blemish
He wasn't about to blemish that pristine record.
Nobody wanted to blemish his reputation at that time.
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disfigure
ugly new houses which disfigure the countryside
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sully
I felt loath to sully the gleaming brass knocker by handling it.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blemish
Definition
to spoil or tarnish
He wasn't about to blemish that pristine record.Nobody wanted to blemish his reputation at that time.
in the sense of damage
Definition
to harm or injure
He damaged the car with a baseball bat.
Synonyms
mar,
gut,
trash (slang),
total (slang),
play (merry) hell with (informal)
in the sense of deform
Definition
to put (something) out of shape or spoil its appearance
Severe rheumatoid arthritis deforms limbs.

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