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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 ?
Jo skipped up, and sitting on the top step, affected to be searching for her book, but was really wondering how best to introduce the dangerous object of her visit.
It seemed to him that he was in the presence not only of his grandfather but of someone else, someone who might hurt him, someone who was not kindly but dangerous and brutal.
The insect pests of Honduras, as in all tropical countries, are annoying and dangerous.
The three Marys were considered as dangerous as high explosives to have about the kitchen, yet they were such good cooks and such admirable housekeepers that they never had to look for a place.
While the husbandman shrank back from the dangerous passes, within the safer boundaries of the more ancient settlements, armies larger than those that had often disposed of the scepters of the mother countries, were seen to bury themselves in these forests, whence they rarely returned but in skeleton bands, that were haggard with care or dejected by defeat.
Notwithstanding the unfortunate circumstances of our company, and our dangerous situation, as surrounded with hostile savages, our meeting so fortunately in the wilderness made us reciprocally sensible of the utmost satisfaction.
There is nothing so dangerous, so fascinating, to a temperament like yours.
It did not occur to her that the doubts of her own practical nature were almost as dangerous and illogical as his enthusiasm, and that for that reason she was fast losing what little influence she possessed over him.
But, dear cousin," said Phoebe, "if the young man is so dangerous, why do you let him stay?
But, whether influenced by the jealousy that seems instinctive with every petted child towards a dangerous rival, or from whatever caprice of her freakish nature, Pearl would show no favour to the clergyman.
He was absolutely, on this occasion, a living, detestable, dangerous presence.
Depend upon it, landlord, that harpooneer is a dangerous man.