felonious

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From felony +‎ -ous.

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felonious (comparative more felonious, superlative most felonious)

  1. Of, relating to, being, or having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious.
    • (Can we date this quote?) John Milton:
      O thievish Night, / Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end, / In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars?
  2. (law) Done with intent to commit a crime.
    felonious homicide

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