Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "profiteering" [profiteering]

  • Present participle of profiteer. (verb)
  • The act of making an unreasonable profit not justified by the corresponding assumption of risk, or by doing so unethically (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "profiteering" in a sentence
  • "And you talk about companies being culpable not only for dealing directly with the South African government, but for what you call profiteering from apartheid, for supporting the apartheid system, which could be interpreted as any investment in the economy there ..."
  • "Actually, deceiving people to perpetuate profiteering is very rightwing."
  • "To Republicans, war profiteering is just good national security policy."