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.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for infelonious in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)