Synonyms and Antonyms of theft
the unlawful taking and carrying away of property without the consent of its owner
- While violent crime in the city has decreased dramatically, the rate of theft has risen slightly.
embezzlement, embezzling, graft, misapplication, misappropriation
filching, pilferage, pilfering, purloining, shoplifting
abduction, carjacking, hijacking (also highjacking), kidnapping (also kidnaping), shanghaiing
an instance of theft
- The police found the stolen car an hour after the theft was reported.