Origin of dangerous
Examples from the Web for dangerous
An additonal 30,000 made it to Europe by other routes including commercial flights and dangerous overland passages.
The most dangerous attacks are those that undermine your perceived strength.
There were also crashes not due to either mechanical or human error but to a lack of warning of dangerous conditions.Flight 8501 Poses Question: Are Modern Jets Too Automated to Fly?|Clive Irving|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The Wolf of Wall Street is a dangerous, incendiary work of art.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I know that being a cop is dangerous but I must do it,” a friend remembered him saying, as reported in The New York Times.
Now all these dangerous weapons went over into a poor man's garden, where his son and some other boys were weeding it.Forgotten Tales of Long Ago|E. V. Lucas
And there are justifiable strandings in fogs, on uncharted seas, on dangerous shores, through treacherous tides.The Mirror of the Sea|Joseph Conrad
They could not believe that trails were between them and their dangerous enemy!The Bush Boys|Captain Mayne Reid
The young lieutenant well knew the dangerous position in which the ship, now under his command, was placed.Won from the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
I don't know that I'd say that, sir, but it's dangerous enough.Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers|H. Irving Hancock
British Dictionary definitions for dangerous
Word Origin and History for dangerous
early 13c., "difficult, arrogant, severe" (the opposite of affable), from Anglo-French dangerous, Old French dangeros (12c., Modern French dangereux), from danger (see danger).
In Chaucer, it means "hard to please, reluctant to give;" sense of "full of danger, risky" is from late 15c. Other words used in this sense included dangersome (1560s), dangerful (1540s). Related: Dangerously.
Idioms and Phrases with dangerous
see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; live dangerously.