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  • as incorrupt
  • as incorruption
  • as inexploitation
  • as invillainousness

synonyms for profiteering

  • crooked
  • fraudulent
  • nefarious
  • rotten
  • shady
  • unethical
  • unscrupulous
  • untrustworthy
  • venal
  • base
  • bent
  • debauched
  • exploiting
  • fixed
  • foul
  • open
  • padded
  • reprobate
  • suborned
  • tainted
  • bribable
  • double-dealing
  • extortionate
  • faithless
  • fast and loose
  • gone to the dogs
  • inconstant
  • iniquitous
  • knavish
  • mercenary
  • on the take
  • perfidious
  • praetorian
  • racket up
  • snide
  • treacherous
  • two-faced
  • underhanded
  • unfaithful
  • unprincipled
  • wide open
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antonyms for profiteering

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  • ethical
  • good
  • honest
  • honorable
  • moral
  • respectable
  • trustworthy
  • clean
  • pure
  • decent
  • helpful
  • high
  • kind
  • noble
  • principled
  • purified
  • sound
  • truthful
  • uncorrupt
  • upright
  • wholesome
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    How to use profiteering in a sentence

    Illinois attempted to take a strong stand against adoption profiteering in a 2005 adoption-reform act, which barred out-of-state, for-profit intermediaries from engaging in adoption-related activities in the state.
    THE BABY BROKERS: INSIDE AMERICA’S MURKY PRIVATE-ADOPTION INDUSTRYTIK ROOTJUNE 3, 2021TIME
    As we’ve heard so far, a peer-reviewed economic analysis shows these firms behave in a variety of ways that seem closer to profiteering than just profit-maximizing.
    IS DIALYSIS A TEST CASE OF MEDICARE FOR ALL? (EP. 457)STEPHEN J. DUBNERAPRIL 8, 2021FREAKONOMICS
    He’s used data to show profiteering at a mental health hospital and questionable practices in local law enforcement agencies.
    PROPUBLICA HIRES REPORTER NEIL BEDI TO COVER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIESBY PROPUBLICADECEMBER 1, 2020PROPUBLICA
    It has lobbied public-pension investors and members of Congress to press the firm to return its dividends to the company, saying its profiteering has put Prospect’s safety-net hospitals at risk.
    INVESTORS EXTRACTED $400 MILLION FROM A HOSPITAL CHAIN THAT SOMETIMES COULDN’T PAY FOR MEDICAL SUPPLIES OR GAS FOR AMBULANCESBY PETER ELKIND WITH DORIS BURKESEPTEMBER 30, 2020PROPUBLICA
    There were harsh laws against profiteering in France in 1793—England in 1919 found it necessary to make quite similar laws.
    THE OUTLINE OF HISTORY: BEING A PLAIN HISTORY OF LIFE AND MANKINDHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
    However delicate a definition is framed for 'profiteering,' these packers have preyed upon the people unconscionably.
    HARPER'S PICTORIAL LIBRARY OF THE WORLD WAR, VOLUME XIIVARIOUS
    How, too, can its existence be proved, for high fixed prices are not always an evidence of profiteering methods.
    HARPER'S PICTORIAL LIBRARY OF THE WORLD WAR, VOLUME XIIVARIOUS
    Thus Nehemiah would have had ample precedent to fill his own coffers by injustice, profiteering and worse: he had the power.
    THE BOOK OF COURAGEJOHN THOMSON FARIS
    And none of us are going to stand profiteering, and broken pledges, and that kind of thing!'
    ELIZABETH'S CAMPAIGNMRS. HUMPHREY WARD
    Unfortunately, illegitimate "profiteering" has taken place in the course of every war.
    ENGLAND, CANADA AND THE GREAT WARLOUIS-GEORGES DESJARDINS
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