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Physical HarmPlay
Used when physical damage changes an object's or person's appearance, often negatively. SlideThe vandal’s key disfigured the car’s paintwork.
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Cultural ValuesPlay
Cultural sites affected by 'disfigure' can reflect disrespect to heritage and history. SlideThe ancient monument was disfigured with spray paint.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Can imply emotional responses such as shock or dismay at the change in appearance. SlidePeople were saddened to see the statue disfigured.