Looting vs Thievery - What's the difference?

looting | thievery |


As nouns the difference between looting and thievery

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

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.

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    thievery

    English

    Noun

    (thieveries)
  • The act of theft, the act of stealing.
  • This instance of thievery will not be over looked.
  • (obsolete) That which is stolen.
  • * 1602 , , IV. iv. 42:
  • Injurious Time now, with a robber's haste, / Crams his rich thievery up, he knows not how;