larcenous

adjective

lar·​ce·​nous ˈlär-snəs How to pronounce larcenous (audio)
ˈlär-sə-nəs
1
: having the character of or constituting larceny
2
: committing larceny
larcenously adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Finally, however, the lively and amiable spirit of the endeavor converts our inner curmudgeon just as the spirit of Christmas eventually overpowered that larcenous Grinch, played by Jim Carrey. Los Angeles Times, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Dec. 2022 After a historic takeaway drought spanning more than a month, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have embarked on a larcenous spree of sorts, collecting nine turnovers in the past five games. Joey Knight, Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2023 Finally, however, the lively and amiable spirit of the endeavor converts our inner curmudgeon just as the spirit of Christmas eventually overpowered that larcenous Grinch, played by Jim Carrey. Los Angeles Times, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Dec. 2022 Finally, however, the lively and amiable spirit of the endeavor converts our inner curmudgeon just as the spirit of Christmas eventually overpowered that larcenous Grinch, played by Jim Carrey. Los Angeles Times, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Dec. 2022 Finally, however, the lively and amiable spirit of the endeavor converts our inner curmudgeon just as the spirit of Christmas eventually overpowered that larcenous Grinch, played by Jim Carrey. Los Angeles Times, 9 Dec. 2022 And then there’s larcenous Aunt Debra, played with deader-than-deadpan humor by a hilarious Bonnie Milligan, who would, ahem, steal the show if it were not written with such exquisite balance. Charles Isherwood, WSJ, 11 Nov. 2022 This new true crime documentary recalls the crew of larcenous adolescents busted back in 2009. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 18 Sep. 2022 His hunger for the music was boundless, even larcenous. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of larcenous was in 1742

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Cite this Entry

“Larcenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/larcenous. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Legal Definition

larcenous

adjective
lar·​ce·​nous ˈlär-sə-nəs How to pronounce larcenous (audio)
1
: of, relating to, or having the nature of larceny
larcenous intent
a larcenous scheme
2
: committing larceny
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