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Definition 1: involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where dangerous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dangerous criminal
  • a dangerous bridge
  • unemployment reached dangerous proportions

Synonyms for dangerous in the sense of this definition

(dangerous is similar to ...) moving at very high speed

"a breakneck pace"

(dangerous is similar to ...) dangerously unstable and unpredictable

"treacherous winding roads" "an unreliable trestle"

(dangerous is similar to ...) dangerous to yourself or your interests

"suicidal impulses" "a suicidal corporate takeover strategy" "a kamikaze pilot"

(dangerous is similar to ...) fraught with danger

"dangerous waters" "a parlous journey on stormy seas" "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat" "the precarious life of an undersea diver" "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"

(dangerous is similar to ...) caught in a difficult or dangerous situation

"there I was back on the hook"

(dangerous is similar to ...) biting or given to biting

"they deliberately gave me a skittish and mordacious mount"

(dangerous is similar to ...) intended to entrap

(dangerous is similar to ...) involving risk or danger

"skydiving is a hazardous sport" "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog" "a wild financial scheme"

(dangerous is similar to ...) (of persons) dangerously reckless or violent as from urgency or despair

"a desperate criminal" "taken hostage of desperate men"

(dangerous is similar to ...) of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

"an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"

(means also ...) lacking in security or safety

"his fortune was increasingly insecure" "an insecure future"

(means also ...) susceptible to attack

"a vulnerable bridge"

Definition 2: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dangerous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dangerous operation
  • a grave situation
  • a grave illness
  • grievous bodily harm
  • a serious wound
  • a serious turn of events
  • a severe case of pneumonia
  • a life-threatening disease

Synonyms for dangerous in the sense of this definition

(dangerous is similar to ...) being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

"a critical shortage of food" "a critical illness" "an illness at the critical stage"

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