plundering

Definitions of plundering
  1. noun
    the act of stealing valuable things from a place
    “the plundering of the Parthenon”
    “his plundering of the great authors”
    synonyms: pillage, pillaging
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    banditry
    the practice of plundering in gangs
    rape, rapine
    the act of despoiling a country in warfare
    looting, robbery
    plundering during riots or in wartime
    despoilation, despoilment, despoliation, spoil, spoilation, spoliation
    the act of stripping and taking by force
    devastation, ravaging
    plundering with excessive damage and destruction
    depredation, predation
    an act of plundering and pillaging and marauding
    sack
    the plundering of a place by an army or mob; usually involves destruction and slaughter
    type of:
    aggression, hostility
    violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
  2. adjective
    given to taking by force what is desired
    Synonyms:
    acquisitive
    eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas
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