despoliation

Synonyms and related words:
abomination, atrocity, bad, banditry, bane, befoulment, blight, bloodbath, blue ruin, breakup, brigandage, brigandism, carnage, consumption, corruption, crying evil, damage, damnation, decimation, defilement, depredation, desolation, despoiling, despoilment, destruction, detriment, devastation, direption, disintegration, disorganization, disruption, dissolution, evil, foraging, foray, freebooting, grievance, harm, havoc, hecatomb, holocaust, hurt, ill, infection, injury, looting, marauding, mischief, outrage, perdition, pillage, pillaging, plunder, plundering, poison, pollution, raid, raiding, ransacking, rape, rapine, ravage, ravagement, ravaging, ravishment, razzia, reiving, rifling, ruin, ruination, sack, sacking, shambles, slaughter, spoiling, spoliation, the worst, toxin, undoing, vandalism, venom, vexation, waste, woe, wrack, wrack and ruin, wreck, wrong

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • despoliation — de*spo li*a tion, n. [L. despoliatio. See {Despoil}.] A stripping or plundering; spoliation. Bailey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Despoliation — Despoliation, lat., Beraubung; despoliiren, berauben …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • despoliation — index pillage, rape, spoliation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • despoliation — 1650s, from L.L. despoliationem (nom. despoliatio), from L. despoliatus, pp. of despoliare (see DESPOIL (Cf. despoil)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • despoliation — [di spō΄lē ā′shən] n. [LL despoliatio: see DESPOIL] a despoiling or being despoiled; pillage …   English World dictionary

  • despoliation — noun Etymology: Late Latin despoliation , despoliatio, from despoliare Date: circa 1657 the action or process of despoiling ; spoliation …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • despoliation — /di spoh lee ay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of plundering. 2. the fact or circumstance of being plundered. [1650 60; < LL despoliation (s. of despoliatio), equiv. to L despoliat(us) (ptp. of despoliare; see DESPOIL) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • despoliation — despoil ► VERB literary ▪ steal valuable possessions from. DERIVATIVES despoiler noun despoliation noun. ORIGIN Latin despoliare rob, plunder …   English terms dictionary

  • despoliation — noun A stripping or plundering; spoliation …   Wiktionary

  • despoliation — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. plunder, depredation, piracy, pillage; see destruction 1 , theft …   English dictionary for students


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