larcenous larcenous  /ˈlɑr sə nəs/


  • (n) having a disposition to steal


  1. They're a larcenous bunch; literature is an economy based almost entirely on theft.
  2. But the island is attacked by pirates more fearsome than the larcenous Jack.
  3. He condemns whites for manufacturing the old image of the shiftless, larcenous Negro and for still seeing blacks through that warped prism.


  1. New Trier grad breaks into mansion for Sofia Coppola film

    To prepare for her role as the larcenous leader of "The Bling Ring," Winnetka's Katie Chang received an unusual assignment from her director, Sofia Coppola. Chang would lead her co-stars on an actual break-in of a Hollywood mansion to steal a specific set of items. "A week before the shooting began, Sofia had us break into the house of someone she knew," the New Trier grad said.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Daily Herald

  2. Review: Sofia Coppola's 'Bling Ring' a pretty, empty Hollywood tale

    Though the director's take on celebrity-obsessed larcenous teens is beautifully rendered, no deeper insight is to be found. For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent teen fashionistas ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

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