What does perilous mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term perilous:

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"


  1. perilous(Adjective)

    Dangerous, full of peril.

  2. Origin: perilleus, from the noun peril.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perilous(adj)

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

  2. Perilous(adj)

    daring; reckless; dangerous

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

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How to pronounce perilous?

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How to say perilous in sign language?

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  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. Jeff Rosenzweig:

    Obviously they are all in a very perilous situation.

  2. Hannah More:

    Luxury! more perilous to youth than storms or quicksand, poverty or chains.

  3. Confucius:

    Learning without thought is labor lost thought without learning is perilous.

  4. Confucius, The Confucian Analects:

    Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.

  5. Gordon B. Hinkley, Speech given in October 2001:

    Are these perilous times? They are. But we can have peace in our hearts and in our homes.

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