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dangerous

[ deyn-jer-uhs, deynj-ruhs ]
/ ˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəs /
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adjective

full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous; unsafe.
able or likely to cause physical injury: a dangerous criminal.

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Origin of dangerous

1175–1225; Middle English da(u)ngerous domineering, fraught with danger <Old French dangereus threatening, difficult, equivalent to dangier (see danger) + -eus-ous

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British Dictionary definitions for dangerous

dangerous
/ (ˈdeɪndʒərəs) /

adjective

causing danger; perilous

Derived forms of dangerous

dangerously, adverbdangerousness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with dangerous

dangerous

see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; live dangerously.

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