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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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By supporting this operation you are reminding those that drive dangerously on Wales' roads that there is nowhere to hide.
The premire of Years of Living Dangerously in Canada, Chile, Mexico, Australia and Spain will be accompanied by an official event to present the series, with the exclusive broadcast of one of the episodes and a forum in which respected journalists, National Geographic special correspondents and representatives of ACCIONA will discuss solutions and examples of how to combat climate change, both in the public and private sectors, through collective and individual commitment.
You can get an unlimited fine or be sent to prison for up to six months (or both) if your dog is dangerously out of control.
Long, 63, of Merlin Road in Birkenhead, pleaded not guilty to causing death by driving a Ford Mondeo dangerously and Platt, 21, of Bramblewood Close in Prenton, denied driving a Renault Megane dangerously and causing death on January 31 last year.
Most importantly, those employed have dangerously felled trees with an excavator that caused trees to fall the wrong way, overhanging neighbouring properties and endangering residents and property.
Abu Dhabi Police have detained the owner of a Mercedes that was filmed driving dangerously in Europe.
According to the central bank of Hungary, the number of foreign currency personal loans is dangerously high in the nation.
The teen and a man, 18, were detained after a car was stolen in Donegall Street in Belfast and driven dangerously before crashing around 3.
The Paladin Book of Dangerously Fun Stuff comes from a publisher focused on adventure, firearms, and survival, but this book offers something different: a collection of new articles produced for this volume focusing on 'dangerously fun' topics that range from how to fight a duel or handle crazy co-workers to becoming a sports bookie, starting your own country, or avoiding a fight.
The celebrity power fueling "Years of Living Dangerously," Showtime's multi-part, James Cameron/Arnold Schwarzenegger/Jerry Weintraub-produced documentary devoted to sounding alarms about climate change, is inevitably a double-edged sword.
On the other hand, our roads would be much safer if those who drive dangerously are kept away from driving altogether.
Summary: A survey has found that more than half of nurses think their ward or unit is dangerously understaffed.