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plundered

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Synonyms for plundered

  • devastate
  • liberate
  • loot
  • pillage
  • ransack
  • requisition
  • rob
  • salvage
  • appropriate
  • burn
  • despoil
  • fleece
  • forage
  • foray
  • grab
  • gut
  • kip
  • lift
  • loft
  • maraud
  • prey
  • prowl
  • raid
  • relieve
  • rifle
  • sack
  • snatch
  • spoil
  • strip
  • depredate
  • knock off
  • knock over
  • lay waste
  • moonlight requisition
  • rip off
  • smash and grab
  • stick up
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Antonyms for plundered

  • give
  • aid
  • guard
  • help
  • protect
  • receive
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PLUNDERED

That we should be plundered, every one expected; and it was quite likely we might be ill-treated.

Henry tartly replied, "I had rather be plundered by my enemies than by my friends."

Marlborough and Alexander plundered countries; they were great men.

Those who could be plundered no longer, were sent to execution.

They made no fight; and an hour afterward the town had been plundered and burnt.

The Musée Cluny was very near my hotel and I saw it plundered.

The hive is to be plundered and as many prisoners taken as possible.

Let us quote one solitary example of the way in which Poor Jack is plundered.

He was thrown into a dungeon, was plundered of everything, and loaded with irons.

The hut of Allright attacked by them; plundered of every thing it had in it.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, from German plündern, from Middle High German plunderen "to plunder," originally "to take away household furniture," from plunder (n.) "household goods, clothes," also "lumber, baggage" (14c.; cf. Modern German Plunder "lumber, trash"), which is related to Middle Dutch plunder "household goods;" Frisian and Dutch plunje "clothes." A word acquired by English via the Thirty Years War and applied in native use after the outbreak of the English Civil War in 1642. Related: Plundered; plundering. Plunderbund was a U.S. colloquial word from 1914 referring to "a corrupt alliance of corporate and financial interests," with German Bund "alliance, league."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PLUNDERED

ruined

adjectivespoiled
  • botched
  • broken
  • defaced
  • done for
  • harmed
  • harried
  • hurt
  • impaired
  • injured
  • marred
  • mutilated
  • pillaged
  • plundered
  • robbed
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