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felonious

[fuh-loh-nee-uh s] /fəˈloʊ ni əs/
adjective
1.
Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony:
felonious homicide; felonious intent.
2.
wicked; base; villainous.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; felony + -ous; replacing late Middle English felonous < Anglo-French, Old French
Related forms
feloniously, adverb
feloniousness, noun
nonfelonious, adjective
nonfeloniously, adverb
nonfeloniousness, noun
unfelonious, adjective
unfeloniously, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for unfelonious

felonious

/fɪˈləʊnɪəs/
adjective
1.
(criminal law) of, involving, or constituting a felony
2.
(obsolete) wicked; base
Derived Forms
feloniously, adverb
feloniousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unfelonious

felonious

adj.

mid-15c. (implied in feloniously), from felony + -ous. Replaced felonous (mid-14c.) by c.1600. Felonly (c.1300) was another variation.

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