Dangerous meaning

dānjər-əs
Being able or likely to do harm.
adjective
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Full of danger.

Railway crossings without gates are highly dangerous.

adjective
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The definition of dangerous is something that is potentially harmful, damaging or likely to cause an accident or injury.

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.

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Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
adjective
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Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous.
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Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
adjective
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(colloquial, dated) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

Forby. Bartlett.

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Origin of dangerous

  • From Middle English dangerous (“difficult, severe, domineering, arrogant, fraught with danger”), daungerous, from Anglo-Norman, from Old French dangereus (“threatening, difficult”), from dangier. Equivalent to danger + -ous.

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