What is another word for looters?

Pronunciation: [lˈuːtəz] (IPA)

Looters are individuals or groups who engage in the act of stealing during times of chaos and disorder. Synonyms for looters include pillagers, marauders, raiders, bandits, plunderers, and robbers. These words all describe individuals or groups that take advantage of the vulnerability of others to illegally obtain goods or valuables. The words can be used interchangeably in situations of unrest, disaster, or war. While some may see them as desperate or in need, others view looters as opportunistic individuals who take advantage of the misfortune of others. Regardless of perspective, it's important to avoid participating in any act of looting as it is a criminal offense.

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What are the hypernyms for Looters?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Looters

looters will be shot on the spot!"
"My Home In The Field of Honor"
Frances Wilson Huard
They saved whole towns from renegade looters by just mentioning Shelby's name.
"The Missourian"
Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
There were some foreign looters in there at the same time, great swells too, and they just smashed the plate-glass over the cabinets and filled their pockets and their arms too.
"Captain Jinks, Hero"
Ernest Crosby

Famous quotes with Looters

  • I've seen looting around the world and thought I knew the best looters in the world. The Iraqis excel at that.
    David Kay
  • Relative calm is expected in South Central Los Angeles for the next several weeks, as looters stay home and try to program their new VCRs.
    Weekend Update
  • What do the nationalists say about killers punishing murderers and thieves sentencing looters
    Kahlil Gibran

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