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burglarious

[ ber-glair-ee-uhs ]

adjective

  1. pertaining to or involving burglary.


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Other Words From

  • bur·glari·ous·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of burglarious1

First recorded in 1760–70; burglar + -ious

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Example Sentences

Two neighbors corroborated Lem's narration of the finding of the traces of the burglarious entry and the flight of the assassin.

Woglom was "down on his luck" so badly as to have been obliged to dispose of his burglarious implements.

We tuk five elephints, a hunder' an' sivinty Sniders, two hunder' dahs, and a lot av other burglarious thruck.

Can your ingenuity suggest no explanation of a man's presence in another man's house at midnight save a burglarious motive?

Hurriedly he pried at it with a burglarious tool, and then a sudden outburst sounded overhead.

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