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English noun: disfiguration

1. disfiguration (attribute) an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen

SamplesThere were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back.
Suffering from facial disfiguration.

Synonymsdeformity, disfigurement

Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

2. disfiguration (act) the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something

SamplesThe defacement of an Italian mosaic during the Turkish invasion.
He objected to the dam's massive disfigurement of the landscape.

Synonymsdefacement, disfigurement

Broader (hypernym)damage, harm, hurt, scathe

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