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[ber-glair-ee-uh s] /bərˈglɛər i əs/
pertaining to or involving burglary.
Origin of burglarious
First recorded in 1760-70; burglar + -ious
Related forms
burglariously, adverb Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Not a sound betrayed that their burglarious entry had alarmed any one.

    The Grell Mystery Frank Froest
  • But the proud society of the burglarious denied him opportunity.

  • And after entering in burglarious fashion you pursued a phantom.

    Nothing But the Truth Frederic S. Isham
  • Every step of his burglarious progress was applauded by the audience.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • A burglarious entrance must have been made into our tent while we slept.

    Albania E. F. Knight
  • Zizi smiled at her accusation of his burglarious intent, and then sat musing.

    The Come Back Carolyn Wells
  • They'd shoot me first, anyhow, because I'm the most burglarious looking of the two.

  • As a matter of burglarious fact it was a jimmy of fineness and finish.

    The President

    Alfred Henry Lewis
  • It was not an elevator that the most burglarious would have cared to take away.

    A Voyage of Consolation Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Turk, in all your burglarious years, did you ever go about robbing a house in that manner?

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
Word Origin and History for burglarious

1769, from burglary + -ous. Related: Burglariously; burglariousness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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