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- daungerous (obsolete)
From Middle English dangerous (“difficult, severe, domineering, arrogant, fraught with danger”), daungerous, from Anglo-Norman [Term?], from Old French dangereus (“threatening, difficult”), from dangier. Equivalent to danger + -ous.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪnʒ(ə)ɹəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒ(ə)ɹəs/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒəɹəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚs/, /ˈdeɪnʒɹəs/
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- Hyphenation: dan‧ger‧ous
- Full of danger.
- Railway crossings without gates are highly dangerous.
- Synonyms: hazardous, perilous, risky, unsafe; see also Thesaurus:dangerous
- Antonym: safe
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314:
- [I]t 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.
- Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
- (colloquial, dated) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.
full of danger
causing danger, ready to do harm or injury
- (Mistralian) Alternative form of