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parlous

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adjective par·lous \ˈpär-ləs\

Simple Definition of parlous

  • : full of danger or risk

Full Definition of parlous

  1. 1 obsolete :  dangerously shrewd or cunning

  2. 2 :  full of danger or risk

par·lous·ly adverb

Examples of parlous

  1. The company is in a parlous financial situation.

  2. He talked about the parlous state of the country.



Origin of parlous

Middle English, alteration of perilous


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with parlous



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