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.Ghost Ships of the Mediterranean
Barbie Latza Nadeau
January 6, 2015
The most dangerous attacks are those that undermine your perceived strength.Will Chris Christie Regret His Cowboy Hug?
January 5, 2015
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?
January 4, 2015
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
December 27, 2014
“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.In The Shadow of Murdered Cops
December 26, 2014
What a dangerous character you'd be if you were sent to match silks!The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Philip was getting into a dangerous mood with his sentimentalism.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
My dear, I'm glad and thankful you've done with that dreadful, dangerous game.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
He had got a dangerous game to play, and his plans were vague and shadowy.Life in London
Such conduct is as wicked and dangerous to the state as any that can be conceived.A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III]
Benedict of Spinoza
- causing danger; perilous
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.