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par·lous

 (pär′ləs)
adj.
1. Perilous; dangerous: "starting from scratch in parlous economic times" (Madalynne Reuter).
2. Obsolete Dangerously cunning.

[Middle English, variant of perilous, perilous, from peril, peril; see peril.]

par′lous·ly adv.

parlous

(ˈpɑːləs)
adj
1. dangerous or difficult
2. cunning
adv
extremely
[C14 perlous, variant of perilous]
ˈparlously adv
ˈparlousness n

par•lous

(ˈpɑr ləs)

adj.
1. perilous; dangerous.
2. Obs. cunning; shrewd.
[1350–1400; Middle English, earlier perlous, syncopated variant of perilous perilous]
par′lous•ly, adv.
par′lous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.parlous - fraught with dangerparlous - 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"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

parlous

adjective (Archaic or humorous) dangerous, difficult, desperate, risky, dire, hazardous, hairy (slang), perilous, chancy (informal) Our economy is in a parlous state.

parlous

adjective
Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Slang: hairy.
Translations

parlous

[ˈpɑːləs] ADJ [state] → lamentable, crítico, pésimo

parlous

[ˈpɑːrləs] adj (formal)précaireParma ham parma ham [ˌpɑːrməˈhæm] njambon m de Parme

parlous

adj (old, liter) to be in a parlous statesich in einem prekären Zustand befinden

parlous

[ˈpɑːləs] adj (old) (liter) → periglioso/a
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