perilous

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From Middle English perilous, from Old French perilleus, from the noun peril, or from Latin perīculōsus. Doublet of periculous.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɹ.ɪ.ləs/, /pɛɹ.l̩.əs/
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perilous (comparative more perilous, superlative most perilous)

  1. Dangerous, full of peril.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French perilleus, from Latin perīculōsus; equivalent to peril +‎ -ous.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛriluːs/, /ˈpɛr(ə)luːs/, /ˈpar(ə)luːs/

Adjective[edit]

perilous (superlative perilousest)

  1. Full of danger or peril; dangerous, harmful, periculous:
    1. Fatal, mortal; potentially resulting in death.
    2. Scary, frightening; inducing horror and psychological damage.
    3. (Late ME) Religiously harmful or hurtful
    4. (Late ME) Unfortunate; experiencing bad luck.

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