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Meaning of dangerous by Wiktionary Dictionary

dangerous


    Pronunciation

    • ( UK ) IPA: /ˈdeɪndʒəɹəs/

    Adjective

    dangerous ( comparative more dangerous, superlative most dangerous )

    1. Full of danger .
    2. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury .
      If they incline to think you dangerous / To less than gods — Milton .
    3. ( colloquial, dated ) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death .
      Forby. Bartlett .
    4. ( obsolete ) Hard to suit; difficult to please .
      My wages ben full strait, and eke full small; / My lord to me is hard and dangerous. — Chaucer .
    5. ( obsolete ) Reserved; not affable .
      Of his speech dangerous — Chaucer .

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    ( full of danger ):

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Explanation of dangerous by Wordnet Dictionary

dangerous


    Adjective
    1. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

    2. a dangerous operation
    3. involving or causing danger or risk

    4. a dangerous criminal
      a dangerous bridge
      unemployment reached dangerous proportions