Definition of perilous
: full of or involving peril a perilous journey
Examples of perilous in a Sentence
a perilous journey across the mountains
a perilous journey through hostile territory
Recent Examples of perilous from the Web
These are flawed people, possessing partial information and confronting perilous enemies.
Missing just one treatment can put them in a perilous place.
These are the human frailties that steer successful companies into the perilous waters of brand extension.
Times staff photographer Marcus Yam arrived in Mosul in the spring, when the city’s western sector was more or less free of the extremist group, but still a perilous and unpredictable environment.
Hiking the trail is an arduous endurance test, but not particularly perilous.
Opposition from the Koch network, which has delivered tens of millions of dollars to Republican candidates and causes in recent years, promises to further complicate the perilous path McConnell faces. ‘
Almost 1,900 have died trying to make the perilous Mediterranean crossing in 2017.
While Lizzy and Phantom may have been dealt a lucky hand by wildlife rescuers, the fate of many of Australia's koalas is markedly more perilous.
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Definition of perilous for English Language Learners
: full of danger
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