What is another word for deface?

2182 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ dɪfˈe͡ɪs], [ dɪfˈe‍ɪs], [ d_ɪ_f_ˈeɪ_s]

Synonyms for the word "deface" are numerous and can be used interchangeably depending on the context of use. Some of the commonly used synonyms include disfigure, spoil, mar, blot, tarnish, blemish, damage, wreck, defile, impair, and scar. These words all convey the idea of causing harm or damage to the appearance of something. Defacing can refer to physical alteration or the spoiling of something's integrity, such as a mural, an antique, or even a person's reputation. These synonyms provide a range of options that can be used to indicate the degree and type of damage caused, be it intentional or accidental.

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What are the opposite words for deface?

Deface means to damage or mar the appearance of something. Antonyms for the word "deface" include enhancing, embellishing, decorating, beautifying, and improving. Enhancing refers to adding something that makes an object look better while embellishing means adding decorative details. Decorating means to add ornaments or decorations while beautifying means to improve the appearance of something. Improving refers to making something better, whether it be its functionality or appearance. These antonyms all suggest that something is being added or improved, rather than destroyed or damaged, which is the opposite of the meaning of "deface.

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Usage examples for Deface

deface the banner of the nation for an idle rag; pollute it star by star; and cut out stripe by stripe as from the arm of a degraded soldier.
"Dickens As an Educator"
James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
Instinctively she made a gesture as if she would deface the portrait.
"One Woman's Life"
Robert Herrick
But to redress an injur'd Peoples Wrongs, To save the weak One from the strong Oppressour Is all his End of War; and when he draws The Sword to punish, like relenting Heav'n, He seems unwilling to deface Mankind.
"An Essay on Criticism"
John Oldmixon

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