Definition of felonious in English:

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Pronunciation: /fəˈlōnēəs/


1Relating to or involved in crime: they turned their felonious talents to the smuggling trade
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  • The previous night, he'd manufactured a homemade stinkbomb and unbeknownst to all of us, this mild explosive device would transform a practical joke into a felonious street crime.
  • Other research finds a theoretical link between right-to-carry concealed weapon laws and decreased crime or decreased felonious deaths of police.
  • And like typical criminals, the felonious five left their incriminating fingerprints everywhere, showing an unmistakable consciousness of guilt on their part.
1.1 Law Relating to or of the nature of felony: his conduct was felonious
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  • She will stand trial for her felonious enterprise.
  • Indeed this seems like it might go past a civil liability issue, and into absolutely felonious criminal activity.
  • The women were each sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2003 to kidnapping, child endangerment, and felonious assault.



Example sentences
  • It's not unlike 11,000 other children that have been murdered in this country or killed feloniously by parents in the last 20 years.
  • Subsequently - around the middle of his composition - a darker and more feloniously criminal conception of the ‘great financier’ emerged.
  • They refused, and the wicked sheriff feloniously prevented justice being done by spiriting the Jews away to the castle.

Words that rhyme with felonious

acrimonious, antimonious, ceremonious, erroneous, euphonious, harmonious, parsimonious, Petronius, sanctimonious, Suetonius

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Syllabification: fe·lo·ni·ous

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