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Monday, December 12, 2011

Definitions for felonious

  1. Wicked; base; villainous.
  2. Law. Pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: as in, felonious homicide; felonious intent.

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Citations for felonious
Now, there was much in your manuscript and the accompanying material which was evidence of indiscreet, and possibly criminal, and in some cases undeniably felonious behavior. Richard S. Prather, The Cheim Manuscript
Felonious malfeasance. Jimmy, you never talked like that when you were a cop. The term is—crooked scams. Jeff Sherratt, Six to Five Against
Origin of felonious
late Middle English
1375-1425
Felonious dates back to the the 1500s. The word felon is from the Old French meaning “villian” and the suffix -ous which applies a quality to a general sense, as in nervous or glorious.