Part of speech:
Injury or harm to a person or thing, resulting in a loss in soundness or value
The condition of being persecuted.
An array of similar things intended for use together:
To treat with gross insensitivity, insolence, or contemptuous rudeness.
To disturb, interfere with, or annoy:
To treat badly
To treat badly
A desecrating or being desecrated
Pollution is something introduced into the environment that is dirty, unclean or has a harmful effect.
Utilization of another person or group for selfish purposes:
A profaning or being profaned; desecration; defilement
The practice of offering oneself or using one's talents for an unworthy purpose, especially for personal gain.
Moral wrong; evil
A wrong; harm:
Resentful anger aroused by a violent or offensive act, or an instance of this:
The definition of a wrong is something that is not correct, legal or moral.
Violation of another's rights or of what is right; lack of justice.
Infringement or breach, as of a law, rule, right, etc.
To cause damage to; impair:
Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
To inflict an injury or injuries on.
To treat unkindly or harshly.
To treat in a rough or cruel way; abuse.
To employ, or use, wrongly or badly; misuse
To use or apply wrongly.
To appropriate wrongly:
To afflict or harass constantly so as to injure or distress; oppress cruelly, esp. for reasons of religion, politics, or race
To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
To cause to feel worried or depressed:
Ruin is defined as to break or destroy something.
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
To disseminate widely; popularize.
To treat badly
To treat badly
To treat roughly; maltreat:
To violate the sacredness of; profane.
To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
To move or do by human strength only, without mechanical aids
To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
To put forth too much physical effort.
To force to work too hard or too long.
To burden with too much weight; overload.
To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
To defile is defined as to make something unclean, either literally or figuratively.
To treat badly
To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
To affect with something physically injurious, unpleasant, etc.; infect, poison, etc.
To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
To fail to take advantage of:
To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
To scold or rebuke severely
A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem:
The definition of help is aid that you request, or is someone who provides assistance.
Defending ability or potential.
To guard from attack; keep from harm or danger; protect
Responsibility for a fault or wrong
To express strong disapproval of
To scold is to criticize, chastise or rebuke someone for something.
To utter or spread slander.
Characterized by improper or wrongful use:
Fond of catching others in mistakes; quick to find fault; quibbling; carping
Expressing censure; inclined to find fault; harshly critical
The definition of contemptuous is someone who is full of hatred for someone or something.
Used in reference to an utterance, to indicate that it is false and harmful to the reputation of another.
Despicable is defined as a foul and loathsome person.
The definition of opprobrious is something that is disrespectful or that expresses shame or disgrace.
Given to using sarcasm:
Disdainfully or humorously sneering or sarcastic
Rudeness or contempt arising from arrogance; insolence.
Defamation is defined as the act of ruining someone's reputation through slander or libel.
A person or thing cursed or detested
Infamy is defined as notoriety, or a reputation of bad behavior.
The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
The definition of a tirade is a long and bitter speech.
To confuse completely; muddle
To represent or speak of as unimportant or contemptible:
To call evil or injury down on; damn
To lower oneself; lose face
To reduce in esteem or rank.
(Geol.) To cause a fault in
To relate (something, usually something bad) to a particular cause or source; place the fault or responsibility for:
To tamper with or falsify for personal gain:
To turn another way; to divert.
To put to an improper, unworthy, or degrading use; abuse.
To handle or use roughly; damage or hurt:
Rail is defined as to speak or act bitterly or hatefully against.
To ravish is to take someone by force, to force someone to engage in sexual intercourse or to experience extreme happiness.
Scathe is to harm or damage, or to fiercely denounce or criticize.
To impose and collect a tax on (something).
To fail to uphold; disregard or violate:
A preserving or being preserved
Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies:
(Archaic) A reason for praise; merit.
The act or an instance of commending; esp., formal recommendation or praise
Plaudit is defined as approval.
An oral vote, especially an enthusiastic vote of approval taken without formal ballot:
Excessive flattery or admiration.
The definition of adulate means to lavishly flatter.
To present something to (a person) as an act of politeness or respect
To keep from harm, damage, danger, evil, etc.; protect; save
To esteem is defined as to respect, have regard for or admire something.
To show great respect or high regard for; treat with deference and courtesy
To keep or regard as precious; value highly.
To revere is to think very highly of someone or to greatly admire someone.
To derive benefit:
Prize means to place high value on.
To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off:
To rely too much (on or upon), as in taking liberties
To consume, expend, or exhaust by use
To trouble or beset, as with questions or doubts.
To attack with harsh, often insulting language
The act of taking improperly, including the use of another’s property or work.
Incorrect usage; misapplication, as of words
To use wrongly and improperly
To claw or scratch with the hand and nails
To revile or abuse in scurrilous language.
To measure by pacing:
Excitation of one's own or another's genital organs, usually to orgasm, by manual contact or means other than sexual intercourse.
A cause of such a mental state
A structure made of a rail, often connecting a series of upright members, that is used as a guard or barrier or for support, as on a balcony or next to a staircase.
Injury is defined as harm to a person or thing.
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