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Meaning of FELONIOUS

Pronunciation:  fu'lowneeus

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  involving or being or having the nature of a crime; "a criminal offense"; "criminal abuse"; "felonious intent"

FELONIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: criminal, illegal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fe*lo"ni*ous\, a.
Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious;
villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done
with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide.

      O thievish Night, Why should'st thou, but for some
      felonious end, In thy dark lantern thus close up the
      stars?                                   --Milton.
-- {Fe*lo"ni*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Fe*lo"ni*ous*ness}, n.

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