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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perilously, hazardously, dangerouslyadverb

    in a dangerous manner

    "he came dangerously close to falling off the ledge"


  1. perilouslyadverb

    In a perilous manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perilouslyadverb


    Etymology: from perilous.


  1. perilously

    Perilously is an adverb that describes an action done in a way that is fraught with danger or risk. It indicates that the action or situation is extremely hazardous, risky or unsafe. It can also suggest that something is at the brink or verge of potential disaster or failure.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perilously in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perilously in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of perilously in a Sentence

  1. Ricky Jackson:

    I came perilously close to my own execution.

  2. Kenneth Sullivan:

    The closure of this facility, combined with a growing list of other protein plants that have shuttered across our industry, is pushing our country perilously close to the edge in terms of our meat supply, it is impossible to keep our grocery stores stocked if our plants are not running.

  3. Leader Pelosi at 11:45:

    This is a perilously constitutional moment, our concern is, of course, that they will interfere and say the President's above the law.

  4. Nicholas Mulder:

    If we embark on policies premised on the idea that bad governments and their people are one, then we have bought into a way of thinking that comes perilously close to how ultranationalists and fascists see the world.

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