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Looting vs Vandalism - What's the difference?

looting | vandalism |

As nouns the difference between looting and vandalism

is that looting is the act of looting, the act of stealing during a general disturbance while vandalism is willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said 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

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    vandalism

    Noun

  • Willful damage or destruction of any property with no other purpose than damage or destruction of said property.
  • As we turned down the street I was appalled by the vandalism ; spray-paint and smashed windows that were everywhere.

    Synonyms

    * vandalization