parlous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle English contraction of perilous

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

parlous (comparative more parlous, superlative most parlous)

  1. Attended with peril; dangerous; risky.
    The situation became parlous when the weather made resupply impossible.
  2. Dire, terrible, appalling.
    Those manning the facility were in a parlous state.
  3. (obsolete) Dangerously clever or cunning.

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Adverb[edit]

parlous (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Very, extremely.

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