perilous Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite fraught with danger
touch-and-go; precarious; parlous.
- 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
Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a. perilousundertaking
Infamous hills, and sandy, perilous wilds. Milton.
Daring; reckless; dangerous.Obs. Latimer.
For I am perilous with knife in hand. Chaucer.--
Per"il*ous*ly, adv. -- Per"il*ous*ness, n.
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