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kleptomaniac

noun criminal, lawbreaker, lifter, offender, petty thief, pilferer, pillager, purloiner, stealer, thief, wrongdoer
Associated concepts: shoplifting
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Kleptomania, compulsive buying, and binge-eating disorder.
The basic aim in kleptomania is not the stolen object itself but the act of stealing (10).
Several parishioners feared her kleptomania as she approached the newborn king.
Patriarch Alexy II of Russia has called the attempted Moscow gay pride march "propaganda for sin," and he compared homosexuality to kleptomania as "an illness and a distortion of the human personality.
As a newspaper commentator recently noted: "British children might be the safest in the world, and the most overprotected, but they are perceived as targets of social kleptomania.
on a conservative TV show, compared homosexuality to alcoholism and kleptomania and recommended that a gay person should try to "control that problem.
Kleptomania is a serious disorder that affects a small percent of the general population and a larger percent of the clinical population.
She was diagnosed in 1998 with oppositional-defiant disorder, kleptomania and a personality disorder that was trending toward antisocial.
Kleptomania on a grand scale, out to grab oil as the Spaniards grabbed gold.
There is treatment for people like me who have been through abusive relationships, been on drugs and have kleptomania.
cannibalism, bestiality, eating of clay and dirt, and perhaps, kleptomania and pyromania.