Origin of perilousOld French perilleus from Classical Latin periculosus
Amber was in a perilous situation when she tried to take a pot off of the stove.
The definition of perilous is a dangerous situation, or something fraught with danger and risk.
An example of perilous is when you are barely able to pay your bills and you are about to lose your job.
Full of or involving peril; dangerous or risky.
- They obviously sensed that it would be perilous to tease Brandon.
- It was in these embarrassed and perilous circumstances that Cromwell summoned a new parliament in the summer of 1656.
- - Abu Bekr proved himself quite equal to the perilous situation.
- Efforts were made to escape the necessity of accepting the perilous aid.
- Such strong measures of suppression were, however, at once adopted against these perilous volumes, that of the quarto only a single fragment remains (Matt.