Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun plundering

1 sense of plundering

Sense 1
plundering, pillage, pillaging -- (the act of stealing valuable things from a place; "the plundering of the Parthenon"; "his plundering of the great authors")
       => aggression, hostility -- (violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb plunder

4 senses of plunder

Sense 1
loot, plunder -- (take illegally; of intellectual property; "This writer plundered from famous authors")
       => steal -- (take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation")

Sense 2
sack, plunder -- (plunder (a town) after capture; "the barbarians sacked Rome")
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 3
plunder, despoil, loot, reave, strip, rifle, ransack, pillage, foray -- (steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners")
       => take -- (take by force; "Hitler took the Baltic Republics"; "The army took the fort on the hill")

Sense 4
rape, spoil, despoil, violate, plunder -- (destroy and strip of its possession; "The soldiers raped the beautiful country")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Antonyms of adj plundering

1 sense of plundering

Sense 1
plundering -- (given to taking by force what is desired)

INDIRECT (VIA acquisitive) -> unacquisitive -- (not acquisitive; not interested in acquiring or owning anything)

Similarity of adj plundering

1 sense of plundering

Sense 1
plundering -- (given to taking by force what is desired)
       => acquisitive (vs. unacquisitive) -- (eager to acquire and possess things especially material possessions or ideas; "an acquisitive mind"; "an acquisitive society in which the craving for material things seems never satisfied")

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