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Many liberals see Musk as a rapacious profiteer whose dealings with government are aimed at maximizing his income and evading responsibility.

From Time

The currency reform of December 1947 aimed to take excess cash out of circulation and penalize war profiteers.

Here, we’re also introduced to the first of many faceless profiteers – ruthless but necessary to the journey – who gain from human desperation.

Philadelphia’s local real estate lobby launched a press campaign that sought to distinguish what the industry today calls “mom-and-pop landlords” from the popularly vilified “rent profiteers.”

Indeed, some of the biggest profiteers from this week’s market action are asset managers like BlackRock, market-makers like Citadel, and the private equity giant Silver Lake.

From Quartz

In their eyes, Rove is more Wizard of Oz than Architect, more profiteer than player.

Had he kept the money he will earn from his memoirs, he would surely have been condemned as some kind of war profiteer.

The law of supply and demand, as applied to eggs, together with the local brand of profiteer, was the cause.

The speculation and graft were colossal, and beyond the most extravagant dreams of the British brand of war profiteer.

It is not my purpose to dwell upon those disgraceful landlords who profiteer.

I nearly asked if he was a little dog-fish—this being the Italian for profiteer, but refrained in time.

In the selfishness of the "profiteer," as we now call him, Punch sees a sure provocative of Communism.


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On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to profiteer, such as: arriviste, newly-rich, new money, new rich, nouveau arrive, and nouveau roturier.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.