Antonyms for mutilation

Grammar : Noun
Spell : myoot-l-eyt
Phonetic Transcription : ˈmyut lˌeɪt

Definition of mutilation

Origin :
  • 1520s, in Scots law, "act of disabling or wounding a limb," from Middle French mutilation and directly from Late Latin mutilationem (nominative mutilatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin mutilare "to cut or lop off," from mutilus "maimed," which perhaps is cognate with Greek mytilos "hornless." Of things, "a destroying of unity by damaging or removing a part," from 1630s.
  • As in injury : noun hurt, harm
  • As in misrepresentation : noun falsehood
  • As in misstatement : noun misrepresentation
  • As in tear : noun rip, cut
  • As in emasculation : noun castration
  • As in damage : noun injury, loss
  • As in distortion : noun deformity; falsification
  • As in fracture : noun break, rupture
Example sentences :
  • No mutilation, no gore; just an effacement—prompt and absolute—'there wasn't any.'
  • Extract from : « Concerning Cats » by Helen M. Winslow
  • And his fate was to be vengeance of a like mutilation of his own fair cheeks!
  • Extract from : « The Fiery Totem » by Argyll Saxby
  • He was told that his mutilation and imprisonment had been illegal!
  • Extract from : « Bygone Punishments » by William Andrews
  • Mutilation of a vanquished enemy is common among these Islanders.
  • Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman
  • Among slaves perjury was punished by mutilation and whipping.
  • Extract from : « The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919 » by Various
  • The history of the mutilation is characteristic of the days of the Regency.
  • Extract from : « Highways and Byways in Surrey » by Eric Parker
  • My dear fellow, I have no more power to stop that mutilation of my books than you have.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Charles Dickens » by Charles Dickens
  • It is said "to the bee itself this mutilation proves fatal."
  • Extract from : « Mysteries of Bee-keeping Explained » by M. Quinby
  • The danger of atrophy is sufficient reason for the mutilation.
  • Extract from : « The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation » by Austin O'Malley
  • The effigies on the altar-tombs have been singularly preserved from mutilation.
  • Extract from : « From Gretna Green to Land's End » by Katharine Lee Bates

Synonyms for mutilation

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