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Negative ConnotationPlay
Thieving carries a negative judgment, often implying dishonesty and low morals. SlideShe disliked the neighborhood due to its thieving reputation.
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Colloquial TonePlay
Often used in casual conversation, but may be deemed offensive if describing people. SlideThe thieving fox managed to sneak into the coop again.
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Cultural SensitivityPlay
Avoid using stereotypical phrases like 'thieving gypsy' as they are considered discriminatory. SlideSome old stories unfairly depict certain groups as thieving.