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dangerous

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1 involving potential loss or injury
  • The soldiers were specially selected to go on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines.
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dangerous, hazardous, precarious, perilous, risky mean bringing or involving the chance of loss or injury. dangerous applies to something that may cause harm or loss unless dealt with carefully.
    • soldiers on a dangerous mission
hazardous implies great and continuous risk of harm or failure.
    • claims that smoking is hazardous to your health
precarious suggests both insecurity and uncertainty.
    • earned a precarious living by gambling
perilous strongly implies the immediacy of danger.
    • perilous mountain roads
risky often applies to a known and accepted danger.
    • shied away from risky investments


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