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
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.
But breezing through the city is perilous in more ways than one and often wreaks havoc on her billboard-earning, caterpillar-like eyebrows.
The practice of trading away the top pick in the NBA draft, or being caught in the vortex of such a move, is perilous business, and few franchises have more firsthand experience with that than the 76ers.
With or without supplemental oxygen, Everest remains one of the most perilous places on the planet.
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.
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Definition of perilous for English Language Learners
: full of danger
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