vandalistic

adjective

van·​dal·​is·​tic ˌvan-də-ˈli-stik How to pronounce vandalistic (audio)
: of or relating to vandalism

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The claim: Cleaning egg residue with windshield wipers and spray will block visibility by 92.5% Since at least the Middle Ages, the vandalistic practice of egging has punctuated bad plays, humiliated prisoners, aided protests, insulted politicians and entertained young troublemakers. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 30 July 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vandalistic was in 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Vandalistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/vandalistic. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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