Sabotage vs Monkeywrenching - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sabotage and monkeywrenching

is that sabotage is while monkeywrenching is the commission of usually illegal acts of sabotage motivated by environmentalism.

sabotage

Noun

(-)
  • A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
  • (military) An act or acts with intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring or destroying, or attempting to injure or destroy, any national defense or war materiel, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resourcesJP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms ..
  • Verb

    (sabotag)
  • to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful
  • The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos
  • * 2014 , , " Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
  • Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.

    See also

    * terrorism

    References

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    monkeywrenching

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia monkeywrenching)
  • The commission of usually illegal acts of sabotage motivated by environmentalism.
  • Synonyms

    * ecotage