American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or involving larceny: a larcenous scheme; with larcenous intent.
- adj. Guilty of or given to larceny.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thievish; pertaining to, characterized by, or tainted with larceny.
- adj. Given to larceny, tending to thievery.
- adj. Resembling theft, often applied to legal actions that seem unfair.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the character of larceny; ; committing larceny.
- n. having a disposition to steal
“Among all races and classes, including the very rich, there are some people who have what might be called larcenous proclivities.”
“He argued that "there's a better deal out there to be had," and cited "the paltry Internet move over residual" and the "larcenous" force majeure settlement as reasons.”
“Or it could be more consciously larcenous than that.”
“According to the Seattle Times, the 45-year-old Lidtke wept in the courtroom as he recalled confessing his larcenous actions to his two young daughters, referring to his actions as "a huge mistake.”
“The estate tax is probably the tax that is the most larcenous.”
“The audience's responsive chant — "Yes, we can" — must have seemed larcenous to Obama supporters.”
“But Thorvaldsens real objective is much more personal: to avenge the murder of his son by the larcenous aristocrat at the heart of the conspiracy.”
“That's the rule that was established by Declan, the charismatic and garrulous mentor and crew leader who lured Carr into this larcenous life after Carr's botched careers in the CIA and private security.”
“With the help of a larcenous circus troupe, led by the terrific Keith David as Max the magical mentor, our hero assumes the identity of his son's favorite comic-book figure, a hooded do-gooder who whips around a magical weaponized cape with a panache that Liberace might envy.”
“I got an e-mail this morning informing me that The Muppet Show Comic Book #1 is going for some larcenous price on Amazon right now.”
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