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From Middle French hasardeux.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhæ.zɚ.dɪs/, /-dəs/
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hazardous (comparative more hazardous, superlative most hazardous)
- Risky; dangerous; with the nature of a hazard.
- 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8891:
- But out of sight is out of mind. And that […] means that many old sewers have been neglected and are in dire need of repair. If that repair does not come in time, the result is noxious and potentially hazardous.
- Of or involving chance.
risky, dangerous, with the nature of a hazard
exposes to loss or evil
of or involving chance
One of four common words ending in -dous, which are hazardous, horrendous, stupendous, and tremendous.