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burglarious

[ber-glair-ee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to or involving burglary.
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Origin of burglarious

First recorded in 1760–70; burglar + -ious
Related formsbur·glar·i·ous·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for burglarious

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • A burglarious entrance must have been made into our tent while we slept.

    Albania

    E. F. Knight


Word Origin and History for burglarious

adj.

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

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