[ UK /klˌɛptəmˈe‍ɪnɪˌæk/ ]
[ US /ˌkɫɛptəˈmeɪniæk/ ]
  1. someone with an irrational urge to steal in the absence of an economic motive
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How To Use kleptomaniac In A Sentence

  • Joe is a turning into a complete kleptomaniac who steals anything that's not nailed down.
  • Often a kleptomaniac person steals things he could have bought easily or things that are not at all expensive.
  • Bennie Salazar first makes a one-sentence appearance as the music-producer boss of Sasha, the kleptomaniacal protagonist of the first chapter. Friend This Novel!
  • Does it point to a taste for corruption that amounts to an addiction, as kleptomaniacs seek harder and harder things to steal? Times, Sunday Times
  • Okay, so I was looking for a politically active, fat, drunk kleptomaniac.
  • A woman described as a chronic kleptomaniac was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment at the March 22 sitting of Carlow District Court.
  • I wonder though, does this mean he is also a pajamaed monkey-typing intellectual-property-stealing kleptomaniacle communist-Marxist now because he blogs? Archive 2007-06-01
  • I would say that she's not so much a kleptomaniac as a generally chaotic person.
  • On competition among states for firms and migrants: The main point is that if the politics of one state become sufficiently kleptomaniacal, productive people and firms can relocate to escape the plundering. The Volokh Conspiracy » European Libertarians and Federalism
  • Last September, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon -- a second-tier South Korean bureaucrat kicked upstairs to succeed the kleptomaniacal Kofi Annan -- proclaimed that absent an immediate ten-trillion dollar [yes, $10-trillion] "contribution" by guess-who Planet Earth would transform into "a baking desert" by New Year's 2010. Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...
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