perilousness


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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:
Noun1.perilousness - the state of being dangerous
danger - the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease"
Translations
خُطورَه
nebezpečnost
farlighedrisiko
veszélyesség
hætta
nebezpečnosť

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 ?
No: the reason was this: that from the fatal experiences of the fishery there hung a terrible prestige of perilousness about such a whale as there did about Rinaldo Rinaldini, insomuch that most fishermen were content to recognise him by merely touching their tarpaulins when he would be discovered lounging by them on the sea, without seeking to cultivate a more intimate acquaintance.
It matters little, for the perilousness of Vittorio's subjugation of Sonia has been demonstrated.
officials took pains not to criticize the Japanese government, which has shown signs of being overwhelmed by the crisis, but Washington's actions indicated a divide with the Japanese about the perilousness of the situation.