Felonious Fe*lo"ni*ous, a. Having the quality of felony; malignant; malicious; villainous; traitorous; perfidious; in a legal sense, done with intent to commit a crime; as, felonious homicide. [1913 Webster]

O thievish Night, Why should'st thou, but for some felonious end, In thy dark lantern thus close up the stars? --Milton. -- {Fe*lo"ni*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Fe*lo"ni*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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