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1. thief

noun. ['ˈθiːf'] a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it.

Synonyms

  • despoiler
  • brigand
  • bandit
  • stealer
  • snatcher
  • cattle thief
  • crook
  • cutpurse
  • defalcator
  • stickup man
  • looter
  • plagiarist
  • malefactor
  • peculator
  • safebreaker
  • lifter
  • larcener
  • holdup man
  • dakoit
  • burglar
  • criminal
  • dacoit
  • pirate
  • cracksman
  • embezzler
  • pilferer
  • plunderer
  • booster
  • robber
  • graverobber
  • ghoul
  • literary pirate
  • larcenist
  • snitcher
  • pickpocket
  • body snatcher
  • plagiarizer
  • safecracker
  • raider
  • rustler
  • freebooter
  • felon
  • outlaw
  • spoiler
  • dip
  • pillager
  • plagiariser
  • shoplifter

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • straighten
  • right
  • legal

Etymology

  • þeof (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Thief

  • disbelief
  • bas-relief
  • vancleef
  • mccleaf
  • debrief
  • salif
  • relief
  • motif
  • matif
  • massif
  • hafif
  • belief
  • stief
  • sharif
  • saif
  • okeeffe
  • o'keeffe
  • okeefe
  • o'keefe
  • grief
  • greiff
  • greif
  • grefe
  • graeff
  • graefe
  • graef
  • brief
  • sheaf
  • seife
  • seif

How do you spell thief? Is it theif ?

A common misspelling of thief is theif

Example sentences of the word thief


1. Noun, singular or mass
Closing the debit card or disconnecting it from the account will prevent a thief from using it.

Quotes containing the word thief


1. No thief, however skillful, can rob one of knowledge, and that is why knowledge is the best and safest treasure to acquire.
- L. Frank Baum, The Lost Princess of Oz

2. He was the crazy one who had painted himself black and defeated the world.She was the book thief without the words.Trust me, though, the words were on their way, and when they arrived, Liesel would hold them in her hands like the clouds, and she would wring them out like rain.
- Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

3. Don't let a thief into your house three times. The first time was enough. The second time was a chance. The third time means you're stupid.
- C. JoyBell C.

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