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Synonyms for robbery
ˈrɒb ə ri

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robbery(noun)

    larceny by threat of violence


  2. looting, robbery(noun)

    plundering during riots or in wartime


Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. robbery

    theft, larceny, pillage, plundering, depredation, spoliation

    guarding, protecting, indemnifying, compensating, enriching

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. robbery(n.)

    depredation, peculation, theft, larceny, spoliation, plunder, pillage, spoil

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. robbery(n)

    larceny, burglary, theft, plundering, piracy, peculation, depredation, brigandage, buccaneering, despoliation, loot, sack

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "robbery":

    theft, burglary, looting, vol, hold-up, stick-up, break-in, stickup, flight, holdup, snatching, rob, banditry, robo, heist, larceny, pillaging, flights, stealing, stolen, pillage

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  1. Lieutenant Andrew Neiman:

    We still don't know if that is an accurate account of how this item came into our possession, if you are the individual that provided that knife we would love to have you contact our Robbery Homicide Division.

  2. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Courage is not just about bravery. It is also about integrity and persistence to do the right thing against all odds and in the midst of danger. It is not the bravery of a criminal to execute heinous crimes such as suicide bombing, or daredevil armed robbery etc. It is therefore important to point out that the courage we are talking about here is moral courage, which has been described as the essence of leadership." Chika Onuegbu in his 2016 paper titled "The Courage to Stand For Students Union" presented to the Students Union Government of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology.

  3. Bob Carey:

    These are kids who fled some of the most violent countries in the world. Many have experienced trauma... rape, robbery, all kinds of exploitation, the question I would ask is, are measures legitimately enhancing the security situation ?

  4. Octavio Lopez:

    It was an attempted robbery, and an individual went to defend his property, and that’s when they shot him, this is the first time we’ve had something like this happen.

  5. Larry Stewart:

    Like the Huntington Bank robbery, the State Bank robberies involved a man wearing a ski mask who took over the entire bank, neutralized personnel, and accessed monies, which were held in the vault or safe.

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