thieving

  • 1 thieving — index larcenous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 thieving — / thievish [adj] criminal crooked, cunning, dishonest, fraudulent, furtive, kleptomaniacal*, larcenous, light fingered*, pilfering, piratic*, plunderous, predatory, rapacious, secretive, sly, spoliative, stealthy, stickyfingered*; concept 401 Ant …

    New thesaurus

  • 3 thieving — [[t]θi͟ːvɪŋ[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Thieving is the act of stealing things from people. [OLD FASHIONED] ...an ex con who says he s given up thieving. 2) ADJ: ADJ n Thieving means involved in stealing things or intending to steal something. ...a… …

    English dictionary

  • 4 thieving — thiev|ing [ˈθi:vıŋ] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: thief] BrE informal the act of stealing things >thieving adj ▪ thieving pirates …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 5 thieving — thiev|ing1 [ θivıŋ ] noun uncount the act or practice of stealing thieving thiev|ing 2 [ θivıŋ ] adjective INFORMAL behaving like a thief: a lying thieving manipulator …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 thieving — noun (U) informal especially BrE the practice of stealing things thieving adjective: He s a nasty thieving good for nothing …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 Thieving — Thieve Thieve, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Thieved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thieving}.] [AS. ge[thorn]e[ o]fian.] To practice theft; to steal. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 thieving — I UK [ˈθiːvɪŋ] / US [ˈθɪvɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the act or practice of stealing II UK [ˈθiːvɪŋ] / US [ˈθɪvɪŋ] adjective informal behaving like a thief a lying thieving manipulator …

    English dictionary

  • 9 thieving — I noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully (Freq. 2) the thieving is awful at Kennedy International • Syn: ↑larceny, ↑theft, ↑thievery, ↑stealing • Derivationally related fo …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 thieving — 1. adjective That thieves; that steals. 2. noun The action of theft …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 thieving — Synonyms and related words: brigandish, burglarious, fraudulent, kleptomaniac, larcenous, larceny, light fingered, pinch, piratelike, piratic, purloining, steal, stealage, stealing, sticky fingered, thievery, thievish, touch …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 thieving — θɪːv v. steal …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 thieving — n. See thievery …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 Thieving from the House of God — Infobox Album | Name = Thieving from the House of God Type = studio Artist = Orange Goblin Released = 2004 Re Released = Recorded = Aug 2003 Genre = Heavy metal Length = Label = Rise Above Records Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|3|5… …

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  • 15 Against the Murderous, Thieving Hordes of Peasants — The German Peasants War took place between 1524 and 1526, as a result of a tumultuous collection of grievances in many different spheres; political, economic, social, and theological. Martin Luther is often considered to be the foundation for the …

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  • 16 The Thieving Magpie (album) — Infobox Album Name = The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) Type = live Longtype = Artist = Marillion Released = 29 November 1988 Recorded = 1984, 1986, 1987 Genre = Progressive rock Length = Label = EMI Producer = Marillion and Privet Hedge… …

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  • 17 Tea leafing — thieving …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 18 cotton-picking — thieving, doggone, flipping, ruddy    Get your cotton pickin fingers off that bike! Don t touch it! …

    English idioms

  • 19 light-fingered —    thieving    It indicates a propensity to lift small objects:     ... Rose and Crown public house, resorted to by all classes of light fingered gentry. (Mayhew, 1862)    An old superstition has passed into oblivion:     The baby s nails must… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 sticky-fingered —    thieving    Other people s property adheres to the fingers.    Usually of embezzlement or chance pilfering …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms