Looting vs Ransacking - What's the difference?

looting | ransacking |


As nouns the difference between looting and ransacking

is that looting is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while ransacking is the act by which something is ransacked.

As verbs the difference between looting and ransacking

is that looting is while ransacking is .

looting

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance.
  • During the looting , the mob stole everything they could and then set fire to the buildings.

    Verb

    (head)
  • While looting the stores the looters took the opportunity for revenge by destroying what they didn't steal.

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    ransacking

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is ransacked.
  • * 2013 , Andrew Merrifield, Henri Lefebvre: A Critical Introduction (page 58)
  • Lefebvre never saw any of these battles and ransackings , but one wonders what he would have made of them.