Definition of Profiteering

1. Verb. (present participle of profiteer) ¹



2. Noun. The act of making an unreasonable profit not justified by the corresponding assumption of risk, or by doing so unethically ¹

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Definition of Profiteering

1. profiteer [v] - See also: profiteer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Profiteering

profit sharing
profit taker
profit taking
profit takings
profit warning
profit warnings
profitabilities
profitability
profitable
profitableness
profitablest
profitably
profited
profiteer
profiteered
profiteering (current term)
profiteers
profiter
profiterole
profiteroles
profiters
profitest
profiteth
profiting
profitings
profitless
profitlessly
profitlessness
profitmaking
profits

Literary usage of Profiteering

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1. Public Affairs Information Service Bulletin by Public Affairs Information Service (1920)
"profiteering act, 1919: findings by a committee appointed to inquire into worsted ... profiteering act, 1919: findings and decisions of a sub-committee ..."

2. Profits, Wages, and Prices by David Friday (1920)
"Do they warrant the charge of profiteering so frequently made against business ... What is profiteering! A satisfactory definition is altogether lacking ..."

3. The Logic of Socialism by August Claessens (1921)
"profiteering Since we mentioned profiteering, we might as well commence the ... In the last few years the term profiteering has come into great popularity. ..."

4. Government War Contracts by John Franklin Crowell (1920)
"CHAPTER XXH profiteering versus Patriotism in Hog Island Project The Hog Island project, in its contractual aspects, started out with a heavy load of ..."

5. Prices and Price Control in Great Britain and the United States During the by Simon Litman (1920)
"CHAPTER IV profiteering In discussing the dangers of governmental regulation ... Statist does not consider profiteering a weighty factor in raising prices; ..."

6. Prices and Price Control in Great Britain and the United States During the by Simon Litman (1920)
"CHAPTER IV profiteering In discussing the dangers of governmental regulation ... Statist does not consider profiteering a weighty factor in raising prices; ..."

7. Preliminary Economic Studies of the War by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Division for Economics and History (1920)
"CHAPTER XIV Navy's Procedure to Forestall profiteering How to get away from market conditions made abnormal by war demands was the problem with which all ..."

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