Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent.
wicked; base; villainous.
- fe·lo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
- fe·lo·ni·ous·ness, noun
- non·fe·lo·ni·ous, adjective
- non·fe·lo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
- non·fe·lo·ni·ous·ness, noun
- un·fe·lo·ni·ous, adjective
- un·fe·lo·ni·ous·ly, adverb
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How to use felonious in a sentence
For what purpose could the strange woman seek that room at night thus feloniously?Lucretia, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Leave those words, said Sir Gaheris, for an thou speak feloniously I will slay thee.Le Morte D'Arthur, Volume II (of II) | Thomas Malory
He is a pettifogger, and surely must know that there is such a thing as feloniously breaking into a man's house.The Pioneers | James Fenimore Cooper
Of this hat he feloniously possessed himself, and returned to Cyprus, where he led a luxurious life.
Instead of fulfilling his mother's charge, he was himself "falsely and feloniously slain" by king Mark.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
British Dictionary definitions for felonious
criminal law of, involving, or constituting a felony
obsolete wicked; base
- feloniously, adverb
- feloniousness, noun
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