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
In one of the most perilous parts of the journey, thousands of migrants each week are crammed into pickup trucks for the days-long ride from Niger into Libya, often with only enough room for a few gallons of water.
More than half of Syrians working in Jordan are estimated to work in unregulated sectors such as construction or plumbing, an often-perilous undertaking.
The question of how perilous Comey’s testimony is for Trump will turn on how much Comey says, what its content is, and how much of it is limited to what Trump and Comey discussed with each other.
Crossing east into Iraq risks a perilous journey through Islamic State territory.
They're now being used to survey perilous locations in the mining and oil industries, among others.
After two Finals collisions, including last year’s thrilling 3-1 Cavaliers comeback to end Cleveland’s 52-year title drought, the Warriors added Kevin Durant to an already perilous offense.
Author Charles Doswell describes in detail what happens during a chase and what can go wrong offering pointers on how to avoid or, when necessary, deal with perilous situations.
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Definition of perilous for English Language Learners
: full of danger
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