Defacement vs Defeature - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between defacement and defeature
is that defacement
is an act of defacing]]; an instance of visibly marring or [[disfigure|disfiguring something while defeature
is defeat, overthrow, ruin or defeature
can be disfigurement, defacement, deformation.
As a verb defeature is
) to deform.
An act of defacing]]; an instance of visibly marring or [[disfigure, disfiguring something.
An act of voiding or devaluing; nullification of the face value.
- Some consider the defacement of the Sphinx to be the most egregious crime of Napolean's campaigns.
(heraldry, vexillology) A symbol added to a flag or coat of arms to change it or make it different from another.
- The soldiers found a variety of creative uses for their payment scrip after its defacement to scrap paper; some used it as toilet paper.
* Defacement generally has negative valence (that is, it is a bad thing), except in heraldry, where it is a neutral term.
* (act of defacing ): disfiguration, graffiti, obliteration, vandalism
* (nullification of face value ): cancellation, devaluation
Defeat, overthrow, ruin.
(lb) To deform.
Disfigurement, defacement, deformation.
* (rfdate) , The Comedy of Errors , act ii, scene 1
- What ruins are in me that can be found, / By him not ruin'd? then is he the ground / of my defeatures .