- Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent.
- wicked; base; villainous.
Origin of felonious
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Examples from the Web for felonious
The focus is on the felonious, or nearly so, but some ladies aren't above cataloging bad breath and B.O.Online Dating Just Got Weirder
Laura Van Straaten
February 13, 2009
The fact that the shooting is felonious does not make it any more likely to kill people.
The suit was by way of appeal; the cause of action, a felonious trespass.
He might be with this felonious lot, but he wouldn't be of them.Ravensdene Court
J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
I wasn't tryin' to break into the army with felonious intent.The House of Torchy
Mr. Hutton started, as though he had been taken in some felonious act.Mortal Coils
- criminal law of, involving, or constituting a felony
- obsolete wicked; base
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Word Origin and History for felonious
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