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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
References in classic literature ?
If you will allow me I will look at his feet; these loose scattered stones are confounded dangerous things for the horses.
At the same hour that these three began their dangerous ascent, the official Guide-in-Chief of the Mont Blanc region undertook the dangerous descent to Chamonix, all alone, to get reinforcements.
Well, what's more dangerous than coming here in the daytime
As far as an army may be considered as a dangerous weapon of power, it had better be in those hands of which the people are most likely to be jealous than in those of which they are least likely to be jealous.
An objector in a small State is equally loud against the dangerous inequality in the House of Representatives.
As I have already told you, sir, he was a very dangerous man; and, fortunately, by his own act disembarrassed the government of the fears it had on his account.
There are five dangerous faults which may affect a general:
Precautions in dangerous defiles Trappers' mode of defence on a prairie A mysterious visitor Arrival in Green River Valley Adventures of the detachments The forlorn partisan His tale of disasters.
For a man who had seen so many much more dangerous ones, the position of D'Artagnan with respect to M.
The aspect of the river and the adjacent coast was wild and dangerous.
Kite flying on a night like this from a place like the tower of Castra Regis is, to say the least of it, dangerous.
Since, therefore, they must be used in such cases, there resteth to speak, how they are to be bridled, that they may be less dangerous.