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 ?
There is something perilously sensuous in the relaxation of one's muscles, both of mind and body, after a day thus well spent.
Accurately described, Lord Lydiard's widow was short and fat, and, in the matter of age, perilously near her sixtieth birthday.
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.
There was one in particular, fleeter than his fellows, who was perilously close.
For a time in sheer exuberance of animal spirit he raced swiftly through the middle terrace, swinging perilously across wide spans from one jungle giant to the next, and then he clambered upward to the swaying, lesser boughs of the upper terrace where the moon shone full upon him and the air was stirred by little breezes and death lurked ready in each frail branch.
He sat motionless on the windowsill, his head cocked to the side, with one unwavering eye regarding on the floor, so perilously near, the eternal enemy of all his kind.
He was too deeply preoccupied to notice that he had advanced perilously near Francine's window.
I had escaped from another death-pit, dragged myself through another morass, and perilously acquired the discretion that would enable me to drink wisely for many another year to come.
The first and second headlands were directly in line with the south-west wind; but once around the second,--and we went perilously near,--we picked up the third headland, still in line with the wind and with the other two.
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.