Looting vs Robbery - What's the difference?

looting | robbery |


As nouns the difference between looting and robbery

is that looting is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while robbery is the act or practice of robbing.

As a verb looting

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.

    Anagrams

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    robbery

    English

    Noun

    (robberies)
  • The act or practice of robbing.
  • (legal) The offense of attempting to take the property of another by threat of force.
  • Hypernyms

    (attempt of taking the property of another by threat) larceny

    Hyponyms

    ; attempt of taking the property of another by threat * piracy, armed robbery, aggravated robbery, highway robbery, mugging, carjacking, extortion, stick-up (slang), blagging (slang), steaming (slang)