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): /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒəɹəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚəs/, /ˈdeɪnd͡ʒɚs/, /ˈdeɪnʒɹəs/
- Hyphenation: dan‧ger‧ous
dangerous (comparative more dangerous, superlative most dangerous)
- Full of danger.
- Synonyms: hazardous, perilous, risky, unsafe; see also Thesaurus:dangerous
- Antonym: safe
- Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
- (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.
- nose guard, noseguard
dangerous m (feminine singular dangerouso, masculine plural dangerous, feminine plural dangerousos)
- (Mistralian) Alternative form of dangeirós