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Definitions for perilous
ˈpɛr ə ləsper·ilous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-goadjective

    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. perilousadjective

    Dangerous, full of peril.

    Etymology: perilleus, from the noun peril.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perilousadjective

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

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

  2. Perilousadjective

    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. Pennsylvania State Sen.Kristin Phillips-Hill:

    Give us the clarity, dont give us confusion because confusion leads to chaos, and that is not a good thing in these perilous and unprecedented times.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

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

  3. Niccolo Machiavelli:

    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 to things.

  4. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.

  5. Carly Fiorina:

    Many people have commented on the comparison and I’m flattered by it, frankly, margaret Thatcher was a great leader for her nation at a pivotal and perilous time.

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