Definition of Dangerous

1. Adjective. Involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm. "Unemployment reached dangerous proportions"




2. Adjective. Causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm. "A life-threatening disease"
Exact synonyms: Grave, Grievous, Life-threatening, Serious, Severe
Similar to: Critical
Derivative terms: Dangerousness, Seriousness, Severeness

Definition of Dangerous

1. a. Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.

Definition of Dangerous

1. Adjective. Full of danger. ¹

2. Adjective. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury. ¹

3. Adjective. (colloquial dated) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death. ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Hard to suit; difficult to please. ¹

5. Adjective. (obsolete) Reserved; not affable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dangerous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dangerous

danger line
danger pay
danger space
danger spaces
danger zones
dangered
dangerful
dangering
dangerisation
dangerisations
dangerization
dangerless
dangerman
dangermen
dangerous (current term)
dangerous behaviour
dangerous goods
dangerous undertaking
dangerously
dangerousness
dangerousnesses
dangers
dangherous
danging
dangle
dangle-berry
dangleberries
dangleberry
dangled

Literary usage of Dangerous

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"place dangerous? hath it not hindered many in their pi/- grimage ? DEMAS. Not very dangerous, except to those that are careless. But withal he blushed as he ..."

2. The Innocents Abroad: Or the New Pilgrims' Progress by Mark Twain (2001)
"Well, they ought to be dangerous. They carry a rusty old weather-beaten flintlock gun, with a barrel that is longer than themselves; it has no sights on it; ..."

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