Perilous meaning

pĕr'ə-ləs
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.

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Full of or involving peril; dangerous or risky.
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Involving peril or risk; dangerous.
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Dangerous, full of peril.
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Origin of perilous

  • From Old French perilleus, from the noun peril, or from Latin perÄ«culōsus.
    From Wiktionary