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dangerous

adj. unsafe, hazardous, fraught with risk. It can be negligence for which a lawsuit can be brought if damage results from creating or leaving unguarded a dangerous condition which can cause harm to others, a dangerous instrumentality (any device which can cause harm, including explosives and poisonous substances) or dangerous weapon which are inherently hazardous to anyone handling them or within the weapon's range. (See: negligence)

dangerous

adjective alarming, assailable, attended with risk, baleful, baneful, beset with danger, breakneck, causing danger, deadly, destructive, disastrous, explosive, exposed to risk, fearsome, fraught with danger, fraught with peril, full of risk, harmful, hazardous, hurtful, injurious, innolving risk, likely to harm, maleficent, malignant, minatory, ominous, perilous, pestiferous, risky, serious, threatening, treacherous, unprotected, unreliable, unsafe, unsheltered, unstable, unsteady, unstrengthened, venomous, vicious, viperine, viperous, virulent
Associated concepts: attractive nuisance, danger to the community, dangerous animal, dangerous business, dangerous condition, dangerous contraband, dangerous defect, dannerous drug, dangerous employment, dangerous instruuent, dangerous instrumentality, dangerous machinery, dangerous occupation, dangerous or defective condition, dangerous place, dangerous premises, dangerous propennities, dangerous structures, dangerous to health, dangerrus to life, dangerous trap, dangerous weapon, deadly weapon
See also: aleatory, deadly, formidable, grave, harmful, insalubrious, insecure, lethal, malignant, noxious, ominous, peccant, pestilent, precarious, serious, sinister, vicious
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Why do we want a technology that is inherently dangerous when we can have clean, safe and energy secure power solutions if we choose energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
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