Looting vs Theft - What's the difference?

looting | theft |


As nouns the difference between looting and theft

is that looting is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while theft is the act of stealing property.

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

    *

    theft

    English

    (wikipedia theft)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of stealing property.
  • Derived terms

    * petty theft

    See also

    * nick * steal * TWOC