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dan·ger·ous

 (dān′jər-əs)
adj.
1. Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
2. Being able or likely to do harm.

dan′ger·ous·ly adv.
dan′ger·ous·ness n.

dangerous

(ˈdeɪndʒərəs)
adj
causing danger; perilous
ˈdangerously adv
ˈdangerousness n

dan•ger•ous

(ˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəs)

adj.
1. full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous.
2. able or likely to cause physical injury.
[1175–1225; Middle English da(u)ngerous domineering, fraught with danger < Old French dangereus threatening, difficult =dangier (see danger) + -eus -ous]
dan′ger•ous•ly, adv.
dan′ger•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dangerous - involving or causing danger or riskdangerous - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
unsafe, insecure - lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
safe - free from danger or the risk of harm; "a safe trip"; "you will be safe here"; "a safe place"; "a safe bet"
2.dangerous - causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"
critical - being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency; "a critical shortage of food"; "a critical illness"; "an illness at the critical stage"

dangerous

adjective perilous, threatening, risky, hazardous, exposed, alarming, vulnerable, nasty, ugly, menacing, insecure, hairy (slang), unsafe, precarious, treacherous, breakneck, parlous (archaic), fraught with danger, chancy (informal), unchancy (Scot.) a dangerous undertaking
protected, safe, secure, harmless, innocuous, out of danger, safe and sound, out of harm's way, O.K. or okay (informal)
Quotations
"mad, bad, and dangerous to know" [Caroline Lamb (of Byron)]

dangerous

adjective
1. Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Slang: hairy.
2. Causing or marked by danger or pain, for example:
Translations
خَطِرخَطِير
nebezpečný
farlig
ohtlik
پرخطر
vaarallinen
opasan
veszélyes
hættulegur
危険な
위험한
periculosus
bistams
niebezpiecznyniebezpiecznaniebezpieczne
periculos
nevaren
farlig
ซึ่งเป็นอันตราย
nguy hiểm

dangerous

[ˈdeɪndʒrəs] ADJ [animal, disease, person, place] → peligroso; [strategy, decision, operation] → peligroso, arriesgado; [driver] → peligroso, temerario; [substance, drug] → peligroso, nocivo
he was jailed for dangerous drivinglo metieron en la cárcel por conducir con imprudencia temeraria
it is dangerous to play on railway lineses peligroso jugar en las vías del tren

dangerous

[ˈdeɪndʒərəs] adj [animal, person] → dangereux/euse; [substance] → dangereux/euse; [activity] → dangereux/euse; [road] → dangereux/euse
it's dangerous to ... → il est dangereux de ...dangerous driving nconduite f dangereuse

dangerous

adjgefährlich; drivingrücksichtslos; these prisoners are not dangerous to the publicdiese Gefangenen stellen keine Gefahr für die Öffentlichkeit dar; the Bronx can be a dangerous placedie Bronx kann gefährlich sein; dangerous drugsgefährliche Medikamente; (= illegal)Drogen pl; the lion was injured but still dangerousder Löwe war verletzt, aber er stellte immer noch eine Gefahr dar; to be dangerous to healthgesundheitsgefährdend sein; to be a dangerous driverrücksichtslos fahren; this is a dangerous game we’re playingwir spielen hier gefährlich; a little knowledge or learning is a dangerous thing (prov) → Halbwissen ist gefährlich

dangerous

[ˈdeɪndʒrəs] adj (gen) → pericoloso/a; (illness) → grave, pericoloso/a

danger

(ˈdeindʒə) noun
1. something that may cause harm or injury. The canal is a danger to children.
2. a state or situation in which harm may come to a person or thing. He is in danger; The bridge is in danger of collapse.
ˈdangerous adjective
very unsafe and likely to be the cause of danger. a dangerous road; a dangerous enemy.

dangerous

خَطِير nebezpečný farlig gefährlich επικίνδυνος peligroso vaarallinen dangereux opasan pericoloso 危険な 위험한 gevaarlijk farlig niebezpieczny perigoso опасный farlig ซึ่งเป็นอันตราย tehlikeli nguy hiểm 危险的

dangerous

a. peligroso-a, arriesgado-a.

dangerous

adj peligroso
References in classic literature ?
When I thought of that I sat stiller than ever, hardly daring to turn over the pages of Apuleius, which I had taken from my knapsack to beguile the time, and, I confess, to give my eyes some other occupation than the dangerous one of gazing upon her face, dangerous in more ways than one, but particularly dangerous at the moment, because, as everybody knows, a steady gaze on a sleeping face is apt to awake the sleeper.
Since, therefore, they must be used in such cases, there resteth to speak, how they are to be bridled, that they may be less dangerous.
Whisky was dangerous like other dangerous things in the natural world.
There is abundant reason, nevertheless, to suppose that immaterial as these objections were, they would have been adhered to with a very dangerous inflexibility, in some States, had not a zeal for their opinions and supposed interests been stifled by the more powerful sentiment of selfpreservation.
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
I'm afraid, Guph," he said rather anxiously, "that the First and Foremost may prove as dangerous to us as to the Oz people.
Oh dear, yes, sir; the abbe's dungeon was forty or fifty feet distant from that of one of Bonaparte's emissaries, -- one of those who had contributed the most to the return of the usurper in 1815, -- a very resolute and very dangerous man.
The aspect of the river and the adjacent coast was wild and dangerous.
Valerius, at a disastrous adventure which will remain dangerous so long as we have not unraveled its threads and of which you will certainly end by being the victim, Christine.
But this would be, in reality, an inversion of the primary principle of our political association, as it would in practice transfer the care of the common defense from the federal head to the individual members: a project oppressive to some States, dangerous to all, and baneful to the Confederacy.
Precautions in dangerous defiles Trappers' mode of defence on a prairie A mysterious visitor Arrival in Green River Valley Adventures of the detachments The forlorn partisan His tale of disasters.
Well, now, to tell the truth, when I take a good look at them, they are an ugly, ferocious set, and I should think them dangerous enough if they were armed with Purdy-Moore rifles," admitted Kennedy.