vandalish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

vandal +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

vandalish (comparative more vandalish, superlative most vandalish)

  1. Characteristic of a vandal; wantonly destructive.
    • 1870, The Gentleman's Magazine (volume 229, page 250)
      Within a few days of our reading the report of the vandalish statue-burnings of the Oxford undergrads, we met with the announcement of a wholesale destruction of idols by the natives of Madagascar.
    • 1834, William Thomas Beckford, Italy: With Sketches of Spain and Portugal (page 241)
      Yes, I witnessed this vandalish operation, and saw large flakes of stucco imprinted with the touches of Rubens fall upon the floor []

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