HyperDic: dangerous

English > 2 senses of the word dangerous:
ADJECTIVEalldangerous, unsafeinvolving or causing danger or risk
alldangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningcausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
dangerous > pronunciation
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > dangerous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningInvolving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm.
  • "a dangerous criminal"
  • "a dangerous bridge"
  • "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
NarrowerbreakneckMoving at very high speed
chancy, chanceful, dicey, dodgyOf uncertain outcome
desperate(of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair
hazardous, risky, wildInvolving risk or danger
insidiousIntended to entrap
mordaciousbiting or given to biting
on the hookcaught in a difficult or dangerous situation
parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-gofraught with danger
self-destructive, suicidaldangerous to yourself or your interests
treacherous, unreliabledangerously unstable / unstable and unpredictable
See alsoinsecure, unsafelacking in security / security / security or safety
vulnerablesusceptible to attack / attack / attack
OppositesafeFree from danger or the risk of harm
Spanishpeligrosa, peligroso
Nounsdangera dangerous place
dangera cause of pain or injury or loss
dangerousnessthe quality of not being safe
Adverbsdangerouslyin a dangerous manner
English > dangerous: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningCausing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm.
Example"a dangerous operation"
Synonymsgrave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threatening
BroadercriticalIn or verging on a state of crisis or emergency
Spanishgrave, peligroso, serio, severo, terrible, tremendo
Catalangreu, perillós, seriós, sever
Nounsdangerousnessthe quality of not being safe

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