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
Recent Examples of dangerous from the Web
Wasielewski will again line up at offensive tackle and defensive end, providing the Rams offense with a dependable blocker and the defense with a dangerous pass rusher.
But those items can still be dangerous, especially to young children, Freeman said.
In the West, his ties with Russia made him dangerous to Ottoman forces.
Despite Kylie condemning the dangerous practice, she was blamed for starting the craze.
The internet can be a dangerous place to run one's mouth (or fingers).
Blood pressure: Monitoring medicine Patients too often fail to take their medications as prescribed, a particularly dangerous problem for chronic-disease patients.
DURANGO DAN has shown improvement since moving to the grass and looks dangerous with Lanerie aboard for Amoss.
The Manor police hopes this incident serves as a grave reminder of how dangerous—and potentially fatal— the summer heat can be for pets.
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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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