hazardous

[haz-er-duhs]

adjective

full of risk; perilous; risky: a hazardous journey.
dependent on chance.

Nearby words

  1. hazara,
  2. hazard,
  3. hazard light,
  4. hazard lights,
  5. hazard warning device,
  6. hazardous waste,
  7. hazchem,
  8. haze,
  9. hazel,
  10. hazel crest

Origin of hazardous

First recorded in 1570–80; hazard + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for hazardous

hazardous

adjective

involving great risk
depending on chance
Derived Formshazardously, adverbhazardousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for hazardous

hazardous

adj.

1580s, "venturesome;" 1610s, "perilous," from hazard (n.) + -ous or from Middle French hasardeux (16c.).

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