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English adjective: dangerous

1. dangerous involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

SamplesA dangerous criminal.
A dangerous bridge.
Unemployment reached dangerous proportions.


Similarbreakneck, chanceful, chancy, desperate, dicey, dodgy, hazardous, insidious, mordacious, on the hook, parlous, perilous, precarious, risky, self-destructive, suicidal, touch-and-go, treacherous, unreliable, wild

See alsoinsecure, unsafe, vulnerable


2. dangerous causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

SamplesA 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.

Synonymsgrave, grievous, life-threatening, serious, severe


Antonymsnoncritical, noncrucial

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