fe·​lo·​ni·​ous | \ fə-ˈlō-nē-əs How to pronounce felonious (audio) \

Definition of felonious

1 archaic : very evil : villainous
2 : of, relating to, or having the nature of a felony felonious assault

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Other Words from felonious

feloniously adverb
feloniousness noun

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Examples of felonious in a Sentence

the commission found that while the senator's actions were ethically questionable, they were not felonious
Recent Examples on the Web Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to attempted felonious assault, failing to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and abduction. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 23 May 2022 Senyak is being held in the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail without bond on a charge of felonious assault, according to jail records. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, 19 May 2022 Police charged the Mentor man with felonious assault and child endangering. cleveland, 28 Apr. 2022 Peoples is charged with felonious assault in that incident. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 27 Apr. 2022 Tayvon Coffee, 18, and Denerick Williams, 17, have been indicted by a Hamilton County grand jury on charges including murder and felonious assault. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 11 Apr. 2022 Selinda Henry, 42, was indicted Thursday on charges of murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 25 Mar. 2022 Hemmitt is charged with felonious assault, child abuse and tampering with evidence. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2022 That number compared with 48 officers killed in felonious acts in 2019 and 41 killed in accidents. Josh Campbell, CNN, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of felonious

1567, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 May 2022

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“Felonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felonious. Accessed 29 May. 2022.

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fe·​lo·​ni·​ous | \ fə-ˈlō-nē-əs How to pronounce felonious (audio) \

Legal Definition of felonious

: of, relating to, or constituting a felony felonious sale of cocaine

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feloniously adverb

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