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synonyms for thieving

  • crooked
  • cunning
  • larcenous
  • pilfering
  • dishonest
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • kleptomaniacal
  • light-fingered
  • piratic
  • plunderous
  • predatory
  • rapacious
  • secretive
  • sly
  • spoliative
  • stealthy
  • sticky-fingered
  • thievish
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antonyms for thieving

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  • benevolent
  • philanthropic
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How to use thieving in a sentence

And he is not a poacher and a snarer, and I don't know what all, leading a lawless life, and thieving for his living?
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Ugly had left the country a decade ago, following his acquittal for petty thieving.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
Has since lived as he best could,—sometimes going errands, sometimes begging and thieving.
THOUGHTS ON EDUCATIONAL TOPICS AND INSTITUTIONSGEORGE S. BOUTWELL
The drawbridge is raised and the portcullis closed, so that a thieving Redskin would find it a hard matter to make his way in.
IN THE WILDS OF FLORIDAW.H.G. KINGSTON
It sent me this thieving, rascally scheme of this man Perceval's, and it turned my boy's head, and lost him to me.
GALLEGHER AND OTHER STORIESRICHARD HARDING DAVIS
They were great adepts in thieving, and uncommonly athletic and strong.
VOYAGE OF H.M.S. PANDORAEDWARD EDWARDS
And now Bob Wilson has got into trouble and been arrested for petty thieving.
ROBERT HARDY'S SEVEN DAYSCHARLES MONROE SHELDON
For the sake of a gipsy hussy, who made game of me, and who at this moment is busy thieving in some corner of the town.
CARMENPROSPER MERIMEE
If there wasn't really thieving to guard against, why, McLean wouldn't need be paying out good money for a guard.
FRECKLESGENE STRATTON-PORTER
An ingenious criminal who covers his secret thieving with a pretence of open marauding.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
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WORDS RELATED TO THIEVING

  • break-in
  • breaking and entering
  • caper
  • crime
  • heist
  • housebreaking
  • larceny
  • owl job
  • pilferage
  • prowl
  • robbery
  • safecracking
  • second-story work
  • sting
  • theft
  • thieving
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