synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of dangerous in English

English Online Dictionary. What means dangerous‎? What does dangerous mean?

  • daungerous (obsolete)

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

Displaced native Old English frēcne.

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪnʒ(ə)ɹəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒ(ə)ɹəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒ(ə)ɹəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚs/, /ˈdeɪnʒɹəs/
  • Hyphenation: dan‧ger‧ous

dangerous (comparative more dangerous, superlative most dangerous)

  1. Full of danger.
    Synonyms: hazardous, perilous, risky, unsafe; see also Thesaurus:dangerous
    Antonym: safe
  2. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
  3. (colloquial, dated) In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

The standard comparative and superlative are more dangerous and most dangerous; the forms dangerouser and dangerousest or dangerest exist but are nonstandard.

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  • dangerously
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dangerous m (feminine singular dangerouso, masculine plural dangerous, feminine plural dangerousos)

  1. (Mistralian) Alternative form of dangeirós

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