felonious

[fuh-loh-nee-uhs]
adjective
1.
Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent.
2.
wicked; base; villainous.

Origin:
1375–1425; felony + -ous; replacing late Middle English felonous < Anglo-French, Old French

feloniously, adverb
feloniousness, noun
nonfelonious, adjective
nonfeloniously, adverb
nonfeloniousness, noun
unfelonious, adjective
unfeloniously, adverb
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felonious (fɪˈləʊnɪəs)
 
adj
1.  criminal law of, involving, or constituting a felony
2.  obsolete wicked; base
 
fe'loniously
 
adv
 
fe'loniousness
 
n

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felonious
1570s, from felony + -ous.
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Example sentences
My cases were not so extreme, though at the time they all seemed to me to be
  practically felonious.
One way to avoid the need for chases would be to track felonious vehicles
  electronically, instead of running after them.
Or, if necessary, something that might be considered felonious off the ice.
Writing philosophically about your own felonious behavior, to a college
  admissions board, might be considered a bold gesture.
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