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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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The sand lay in billows, and was in places very uneven, so that the boat rocked dangerously from side to side; but it never quite tipped over, and the speed was so great that the shaggy man himself became frightened and began to wonder how he could make the ship go slower.
She imagined some half dozen women in love with him and thought he must lean dangerously toward an indefinite one, whom she pictured with great charms of person, but with an altogether contemptible disposition.
The women had a warm friend--perhaps at one time a dangerously warm friend--in Major Fitz-David.
My violent struggles had only accelerated my already dangerously accelerated heart, and increased the need for oxygen in my suffocating lungs.
More than one, in digging underneath the wheel, was dangerously injured by the splinters of stone.
To a dance-girl like, who as it seem'th to me, Too long, and dangerously persistent, Always, always, just on SINGLE leg hath stood?
Through a rift in the mist, he caught a glimpse of the brown sail of a fishing-boat, dangerously near the land.
Forgive me for coming, but I couldn't pass the day without seeing you," he went on, speaking French, as he always did to avoid using the stiff Russian plural form, so impossibly frigid between them, and the dangerously intimate singular.
She arrived in safety at a town about twenty leagues from the cottage of De Lacey, when her attendant fell dangerously ill.
In this way she found out that the only place they could go to, which was not dangerously near to Sir Percival's residence, was a large village called Sandon.
Tulliver had determined that Furley should meet his plans with the utmost alacrity; and there are men whoses brains have not yet been dangerously heated by the loss of a lawsuit, who are apt to see in their own interest or desires a motive for other men's actions.
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