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plunder

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of plunder

  1. 1 valuables stolen or taken by force the thieves were promptly arrested when they tried to sell their plunder Synonyms of plunder booty, pillage, loot, spoil, swagWords Related to plunder prize; catch, haul, take, treasure; pilferage; windfall

  2. 2 chiefly dialect  transportable items that one owns with all of our plunder in the pickup, we headed for the state that bills itself as the Last Frontier Synonyms of plunder belongings, chattels, duds, effects, gear, goods, holdings, movables (or moveables), paraphernalia, personal effects, personal property, personalty, possession [chiefly dialect], stuff, thingsWords Related to plunder treasures, valuables; appointments, fixtures, furnishings; estate, property, tangibles; collateralNear Antonyms of plunder immovables, real estate

Synonym Discussion of plunder

spoil, plunder, booty, prize, loot mean something taken from another by force or craft. spoil, more commonly spoils, applies to what belongs by right or custom to the victor in war or political contest.
    • the spoils of political victory
plunder applies to what is taken not only in war but in robbery, banditry, grafting, or swindling.
    • a bootlegger's plunder
booty implies plunder to be shared among confederates.
    • thieves dividing up their booty
prize applies to spoils captured on the high seas or territorial waters of the enemy.
    • the wartime right of seizing prizes at sea
loot applies especially to what is taken from victims of a catastrophe.
    • picked through the ruins for loot

plunder

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of plunder

  1. to search through with the intent of committing robbery the escaped convict plundered the house in search of valuables Synonyms of plunder despoil, loot, maraud, pillage, ransack, sackWords Related to plunder break in, burglarize, rip off, steal (from); comb, hunt, rake, rifle, rummage; harry, raid; ravish



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