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Webster 1913 Edition


Felonious

Fe-lo′ni-ous

,
Adj.
Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done with intent to commit a crime;
as,
felonious
homicide
.
Fe-lo′ni-ous-ly
,
adv.
Fe-lo′ni-ous-ness
,
Noun.

Webster 1828 Edition


Felonious

FELO'NIOUS

, a.
1.
Malignant; malicious; indicating or proceeding from a depraved heart or evil purpose; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; as a felonious deed.
2.
In law, proceeding from an evil heart or purpose; done with the deliberate purpose to commit a crime; as felonious homicide.

Definition 2021


felonious

felonious

English

Adjective

felonious (comparative more felonious, superlative most felonious)

  1. Of, relating to, being, or having the quality of felony
    • 1637, John Milton, Comus:
      O thievish Night, / Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end, / In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars?
    The defendant must show that any bail money he hopes to post did not come from the felonious means.
  2. (law) Done with intent to commit a crime.
    felonious homicide

Synonyms

(Of, relating to, being, or having the quality of felony): malignant, malicious, villainous, traitorous, perfidious

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References

  • felonious in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913