dangerous
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdeɪnʒ(ə)ɹəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒ(ə)ɹəs/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒəɹəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚs/, /ˈdeɪnʒɹəs/
Adjective

dangerous

  1. Full of danger.
    Railway crossings without gates are highly dangerous.
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0029 ↗:
      “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  2. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
    • 1688, Aphra Behn, Oroonoko
      If they incline to think you dangerous / To less than gods
  3. (colloquial, dated) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.
  4. (obsolete) Hard to suit; difficult to please.
    • My wages ben full strait, and eke full small; / My lord to me is hard and dangerous.
  5. (obsolete) Reserved; not affable.
    • Of his speech dangerous
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