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Synonyms for stealing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. larceny, theft, thievery, thieving, stealing(noun)

    the act of taking something from someone unlawfully

    "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"

    thievery, larceny, thieving, stealth, theft

  2. stealth, stealing(noun)

    avoiding detection by moving carefully

    thievery, thieving, larceny, stealth, theft

Editors Contribution

  1. embezzling

    take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it.

    thieves stole her bicycle.

    Submitted by JP03 on October 7, 2015  
  2. robbing

    to rob or take something off somebody or something

    she was caught stealing food at the la county fair last week.

    Submitted by Artemis on June 28, 2017  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stealing(n.)

    theft, robbery, larceny

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stealing(n)

    theft, larceny, robbery, pilfering, peculation, thievery, abstraction, looting, cribbing, rapine, depredation, surreption, piracy, plundering, pillage, embezzlement, peculation, shop lifting, plagiarism

    Associated words:
    light-fingered, booty, spoil, plunder, loot, swag, spoils, predatory, fence, kleptomania

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    steal, fly, theft, vol, flying, robbing, rob, flight, robbery, stolen

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How to use stealing in a sentence?

  1. Doris Payne:

    I don't have any regrets about stealing jewelry, there was never a day when I went to steal that I did not get what I went to do.

  2. Ed Dowd:

    Now Ed Dowd's being accused of stealing an email list from an organization Ed Dowd built ? give me a break. Not only did he create this list donor by donor, friend by friend, but the Mission Continues still has the list. The idea that this is a crime is absurd.

  3. John Kerry:

    The fact is there is nothing, absolutely nothing, more demoralizing and disempowering to any citizen of any nation than the belief the system is rigged against them and that people in positions of power are -- to use a diplomatic term of art -- crooks who are stealing the future of their own people, it's everybody's responsibility to condemn and expose corruption, to hold perpetrators accountable and to replace a culture of corruption.

  4. Jitendra Singh:

    When Jitendra Singh said,' I'm hungry and that's why I'm stealing,' I said OK, Jitendra Singh has some genuine problem. Jitendra Singh's not a thief who's going and stealing stuff and selling it.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    I have been doing business in China for decades, they are not terribly imaginative. They're not entrepreneurial, they don't innovate. That is why they are stealing our intellectual property.

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