[ lahr-suh-nuhs ]
See synonyms for larcenous on
  1. of, resembling, or characteristic of larceny.

  2. guilty of larceny.

Origin of larcenous

First recorded in 1735–45; larcen(y) + -ous

Other words from larcenous

  • lar·ce·nous·ly, adverb
  • non·lar·ce·nous, adjective
  • un·lar·ce·nous, adjective
  • un·lar·ce·nous·ly, adverb

Words Nearby larcenous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use larcenous in a sentence

  • Johnson's view of his larcenous proceedings is stated in the Life.

    Res Judicat | Augustine Birrell
  • This larcenous but inevitable programme we carried out, after waiting through dreadful hours of cold and shivering anxiety.

    In the Wrong Paradise | Andrew Lang
  • But however late and larcenous he may have been, the poet of IV.

    Homer and His Age | Andrew Lang
  • Leverett, always a coward, had pursued his devious and larcenous way through the world, always in deadly fear of sink holes.

    The Flaming Jewel | Robert W. Chambers
  • Amused at this evident return of his larcenous friend of the previous day, he lay perfectly still.