The dictionary says what I did, and plan to do, is bad but I feel liberated
For 41 years I have resisted writing in books, even text books. I have used post-it-notes, sheets of paper and a few other things but before now I have never defaced a book.
Times are changing. That’s what the Diocesan School for Ministry does for you.
1. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
2. To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
3. Obsolete To obliterate; destroy.
[Middle English defacen, from Old French desfacier : des-, de- + face, face; see face.]