Definition of felonious in English:


Syllabification: fe·lo·ni·ous
Pronunciation: /fəˈlōnēəs


  • 1Of, relating 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.



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  • 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.

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