perilously


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.perilously - in a dangerous manner; "he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge"
Translations
بِصورَة مَحْفوفَة بالمَخاطِر
nebezpečně
faretruende
veszélyesen
hættulega
nebezpečne
tehlikeli şekilde

perilously

[ˈperɪləslɪ] ADVpeligrosamente
the film comes perilously close to kitschla película roza peligrosamente lo cursi
he came perilously close to being caughtpor poco lo agarran

perilously

[ˈpɛrələsli] advdangereusement
to be perilously close to sth → être à deux doigts de qch
they came perilously close to being caught → ils ont été à deux doigts de se faire prendre

perilously

advgefährlich; he was clinging perilously to an outcrop of rocker hing lebensgefährlich an einem Felsvorsprung; we came perilously close to bankruptcy/the precipicewir waren dem Bankrott/Abgrund gefährlich nahe; she came perilously close to fallingsie wäre um ein Haar heruntergefallen

perilously

[ˈpɛrɪləslɪ] advpericolosamente
they came perilously close to being caught → sono stati a un pelo dall'esser presi

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 ?
Being only `a glorious human boy', of course he frolicked and flirted, grew dandified, aquatic, sentimental, or gymnastic, as college fashions ordained, hazed and was hazed, talked slang, and more than once came perilously near suspension and expulsion.
On the eleventh night after my latest encounter with that gentleman-- they were all numbered now--I had an alarm that perilously skirted it and that indeed, from the particular quality of its unexpectedness, proved quite my sharpest shock.
Even now, when the boats pulled upon this whale, and perilously drew over his swaying flukes, and the lances were darted into him, they were followed by steady jets from the new made wound, which kept continually playing, while the natural spout-hole in his head was only at intervals, however rapid, sending its affrighted moisture into the air.
There is something perilously sensuous in the relaxation of one's muscles, both of mind and body, after a day thus well spent.
Their number was formidable, now that he had begun to fear, and yet these names, powerful though they were, had often caused him to smile with the same kind of satisfaction experienced by a traveller who from the summit of a mountain beholds at his feet the craggy eminences, the almost impassable paths, and the fearful chasms, through which he has so perilously climbed.
This style of harmony pleased the queen-mother exceedingly, but it was not perhaps so agreeable to the young princess, who was an incarnation of coquetry, and who, without any fear as far as her own voice was concerned, sought opportunities of so perilously distinguishing herself.
As I approached the slightly more slender extremity of the branch it bent beneath my weight until, as I balanced perilously upon its outer tip, it swayed gently on a level with the ledge at a distance of a couple of feet.
Thurid was deterred by no such scruples; and though it must have been difficult for him to believe that it was really I who followed them, he could not very well doubt the witness of his own eyes; and so he trained their stern gun upon me with his own hands, and an instant later an explosive radium projectile whizzed perilously close above my deck.
Philander to regain the balance which the sudden fright had so perilously endangered.
Far more pacific was the British Empire, perilously scattered over the globe, and distracted now by insurrectionary movements in Ireland and among all its Subject Races.
The beast behind him was gaining upon him, crowding him perilously close upon the heels of the beast in front.
There was one in particular, fleeter than his fellows, who was perilously close.