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Meaning of PERILOUS

Pronunciation:  'pereelus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  fraught with danger; "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
 

PERILOUS is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: dangerous, parlous, precarious, touch-and-go, unsafe
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per"il*ous\, a. [OF. perillous, perilleus, F.
p['e]rilleux, L. periculosus. See {Peril}.] [Written also
{perillous}.]
1. Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous;
   hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.

         Infamous hills, and sandy, perilous wilds. --Milton.

2. Daring; reckless; dangerous. [Obs.] --Latimer.

         For I am perilous with knife in hand. --Chaucer.
   -- {Per"il*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Per"il*ous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: alarming, bad, chancy, critical, dangerous, dangersome, delicate, desultory, explosive, fraught with danger, hairy, hazardous, infirm, insecure, insubstantial, jeopardous, menacing, parlous, periculous, precarious, provisional, risky, serious, shaky, shifting, shifty, slippery, susceptible, temporary, tentative, threatening, ticklish, tottery, touchy, treacherous, ugly, uncertain, undependable, unfaithworthy, unhealthy, unreliable, unsafe, unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsubstantial, unsure, untrustworthy, vulnerable, wicked
 

 

 

 

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