infelonious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

in- +‎ felonious

Adjective[edit]

infelonious (comparative more infelonious, superlative most infelonious)

  1. Not felonious, malignant, or criminal.
    • 1876, George Eliot, Daniel Deronda:
      Though never even as a child thoughtlessly cruel, nay, delighting to rescue drowning insects and watch their recovery, there was a disagreeable silent remembrance of her having strangled her sister's canary-bird in a final fit of exasperation at its shrill singing which had again and again jarringly interrupted her own... the thought of that infelonious murder had always made her wince.
    Synonym: unfelonious

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