perilous


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per·il·ous

 (pĕr′ə-ləs)
adj.
Full of or involving peril; dangerous or risky.

per′il·ous·ly adv.
per′il·ous·ness n.

perilous

(ˈpɛrɪləs)
adj
very hazardous or dangerous: a perilous journey.
ˈperilously adv
ˈperilousness n

per•il•ous

(ˈpɛr ə ləs)

adj.
involving grave risk or peril; hazardous; dangerous: a perilous sea voyage.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French perillous < Latin perīculōsus. See peril, -ous]
per′il•ous•ly, adv.
per′il•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perilous - fraught with dangerperilous - 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"

perilous

adjective dangerous, threatening, exposed, vulnerable, risky, unsure, hazardous, hairy (slang), unsafe, precarious, parlous (archaic), fraught with danger, chancy (informal) a perilous journey across the war-zone

perilous

adjective
Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Slang: hairy.
Translations
خَطِر
nebezpečný
farefuldfarlig
hættulegur
nevaren
çok tehlikeli

perilous

[ˈperɪləs] ADJpeligroso, arriesgado
it would be perilous to attempt itsería peligroso or arriesgado intentarlo

perilous

[ˈpɛrələs] adjpérilleux/euse

perilous

adjgefährlich; situation alsobedrohlich

perilous

[ˈpɛrɪləs] adjpericoloso/a

peril

(ˈperil) noun
great danger. You are in great peril; The explorers knew they would face many perils.
ˈperilous adjective
very dangerous. a perilous journey.
ˈperilousness noun
ˈperilously adverb
dangerously. He came perilously close to death.
References in classic literature ?
My great and good friends," he said to his brother sovereigns, "it will be advantageous to you to learn that some questions are more complex and perilous than others, presenting a greater number of points upon which it is possible to differ.
No service was too humble for him to perform in the aid of the South, no adventure to perilous for him to undertake if consistent with the character of a civilian who was at heart a soldier, and who in good faith and without too much qualification assented to at least a part of the frankly villainous dictum that all is fair in love and war.
Besides, in his present position, the manoeuvre had become a very perilous one, for the Victoria threatened to break away before he should be able to get into the car again.
I know my position is perilous, and I may say frankly that yours is even more perilous.
A perilous solitude, for it lasted long enough to enervate, not long enough to fortify me.
Sell us the house and take yourselves away, for we be perilous company, being late come from people that died of the Spotted Death.
The survivors had a most perilous journey before them in the gathering darkness, for they must get down to the Grands Mulets before they would find a safe stopping-place--a long and tedious descent, and perilous enough even in good daylight.
This, no doubt, Sancho, will be a most mighty and perilous adventure, in which it will be needful for me to put forth all my valour and resolution.
In case of failure, their position would be perilous in the extreme; and fail they surely would, should accident or vigilance apprise the enemy of the movement.
Since then he had led a busy life in court and camp, passing through many perilous adventures in the service of his master, and now once again by the King's commands he was about to set forth for Italy.
The perilous position in which she stood toward her husband--as an immovable obstacle, while she lived, between Geoffrey and Mrs.
Setting out in their canoes, after a perilous passage they discovered the island, and there they found an empty ivory casket, --the poor little Indian's skeleton.