What does perilous mean?

Definitions for perilous
ˈpɛr ə ləsper·ilous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-go(adj)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. perilous(Adjective)

    Dangerous, full of peril.

    Etymology: perilleus, from the noun peril.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perilous(adj)

    full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking

    Etymology: [OF. perillous, perilleus, F. prilleux, L. periculosus. See Peril.]

  2. Perilous(adj)

    daring; reckless; dangerous

    Etymology: [OF. perillous, perilleus, F. prilleux, L. periculosus. See Peril.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perilous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perilous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of perilous in a Sentence

  1. Some California Democrats:

    My decision to enter this race was not predicated on one person, but on the 700,000 residents of the 44th congressional district, there is no doubt that our nation is in perilous times. … I believe our nation is headed for a brighter future. But in order to realize these visions of a greater nation, it requires the next generation of leaders to come forward.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    The way of looking at it can be a perilous luxury when substituted for acumen and cognizance.

  3. Paul Sullivan:

    Any senior military official involved in such obvious corrosive corruption should be court martialed and tossed in jail especially in a perilous environment such as that which Iraq is facing, the regular people and the lower ranks are hurt the most by the corruption of the leaders.

  4. Thomas Mann:

    Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.

  5. Niccolo Machiavelli "The Prince" 1532:

    There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

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