Felonous \Fel"o*nous\, a. [Cf. OF. feloneus. Cf. {Felonious}.] Wicked; felonious. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • felonous — felˈonous adjective (Spenser) Cruel, ruthless, fell • • • Main Entry: ↑felon …   Useful english dictionary

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • felonious — feloniously, adv. feloniousness, n. /feuh loh nee euhs/, adj. 1. Law. pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony: felonious homicide; felonious intent. 2. wicked; base; villainous. [1375 1425; FELONY + OUS; r. late ME felonous < AF,… …   Universalium

  • felonious — mid 15c. (implied in feloniously), from FELONY (Cf. felony) + OUS (Cf. ous). Replaced felonous (mid 14c.) by c.1600. Felonly (c.1300) was another variation …   Etymology dictionary

  • felonious — [fə lō′nē əs] adj. [altered (after FELONY) < ME felonous < OFr feloneus] 1. Old Poet. wicked; base 2. Law of, like, or constituting a felony …   English World dictionary

  • felenous — felenous(e obs. form of felonous …   Useful english dictionary

  • felenouse — felenous(e obs. form of felonous …   Useful english dictionary

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