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felonious

[ fuh-loh-nee-uhs ]
/ fəˈloʊ ni əs /
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adjective

Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent.
wicked; base; villainous.

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Origin of felonious

1375–1425; felony + -ous; replacing late Middle English felonous<Anglo-French, Old French

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British Dictionary definitions for felonious

felonious
/ (fɪˈləʊnɪəs) /

adjective

criminal law of, involving, or constituting a felony
obsolete wicked; base

Derived forms of felonious

feloniously, adverbfeloniousness, noun
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