Looting vs Robbing - What's the difference?

looting | robbing |


As nouns the difference between looting and robbing

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

As verbs the difference between looting and robbing

is that looting is while robbing 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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    robbing

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • robbery
  • * 1985 , David-Hillel Ruben, The Metaphysics of the Social World (page 141)
  • Consider the first, allegedly contrastive fact, that there were some bank robbings by Sutton rather than no robbings at all by Sutton.