YES! Plagiarism IS stealing.
Plagiarism comes from the root word "kidnap" which means to take away illegally by force
Think about it! --Are you:
- kidnapping (copying) someone else's work and claiming it as your own?
- Intentionally copying and pasting to save time?
- Using someone's word without crediting them?
- Using an idea which came from some other source?
- Switching one or two words and thinking that is enough?