parlous


par·lous

adjective \ˈpär-ləs\

: full of danger or risk

Full Definition of PARLOUS

1
obsolete :  dangerously shrewd or cunning
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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