Definition of dangerous
1 : involving possible injury, pain, harm, or loss : characterized by danger <a dangerous job>
2 : able or likely to inflict injury or harm <a dangerous man>
Examples of dangerous in a sentence
She got into a car accident while driving through a dangerous intersection.
He often drives at dangerous speeds.
The city can be a dangerous place to live.
The storms may cause dangerous flooding.
He is wanted for assault with a dangerous weapon.
the most dangerous of drugs
Origin and Etymology of dangerous
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of dangerous
DANGEROUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dangerous for English Language Learners
: involving possible injury, harm, or death : characterized by danger
: able or likely to cause injury, pain, harm, etc.
DANGEROUS Defined for Kids
Definition of dangerous for Students
1 : involving possible harm or death : full of danger <dangerous work>
2 : able or likely to injure <A chain saw is a dangerous tool.>
Legal Definition of dangerous
1 : creating a risk of bodily injury <a dangerous condition of a public building>
2 : able or likely to inflict especially serious bodily injury <a dangerous criminal with no regard for human life> <a dangerous animal>; also : deadly
3 : likely to engage in repeated criminal activity <a dangerous offender>
Additional Notes on dangerous
The activity that an offender is likely to engage in need not involve violence in order for the offender to be deemed dangerous.
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