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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fuh-loh-nee-uh s]
    • /fəˈloʊ ni əs/
    • /fɪ.ˈləʊ.nɪəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fuh-loh-nee-uh s]
    • /fəˈloʊ ni əs/

Definitions of felonious word

  • adjective felonious Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent. 1
  • adjective felonious wicked; base; villainous. 1
  • noun felonious Of, relating to, or involved in crime. 1
  • adjective felonious criminal 1
  • adjective felonious of, involving, or constituting a felony 0
  • adjective felonious wicked; base 0

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Origin of felonious

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; felony + -ous; replacing late Middle English felonous < Anglo-French, Old French

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Parts of speech for Felonious


felonious popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for felonious

adj felonious

  • base — The base of something is its lowest edge or part.
  • corrupt — Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power.
  • illegal — forbidden by law or statute.
  • illicit — not legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful.
  • lawbreaker — a person who breaks or violates the law.

adjective felonious

  • criminal — A criminal is a person who regularly commits crimes.
  • evil — Profoundly immoral and malevolent.

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