Origin of dangerousMiddle English from Old French dangereus
- An example of dangerous is an angry bear coming towards you.
- An example of dangerous is making a decision sure to cause you to get into trouble.
- An example of dangerous is a car with bald tires.
The definition of dangerous is something that is potentially harmful, damaging or likely to cause an accident or injury.
- Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
- Being able or likely to do harm.
(comparative dangerouser or more dangerous, superlative dangerousest or most dangerous)
- You're treading on dangerous ground.
- If it was so dangerous out there in the woods, why did Giddon feel so safe?
- It would be dangerous to move now.
- I don't want some dangerous criminal living next door.
- "He seems like a dangerous man," Kiera murmured.