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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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They analyzed a woman who had been dangerously obese during her childhood but who has since controlled her weight through dieting.
Pears is accused of driving a KTM offroad motorcycle dangerously on roads and public places between Sleights Crescent and Meadowgate, Eston, on the same date.
It is maintained that he drove dangerously and at excessive speeds in Glencoats Drive, Dalskeith Road, Barskiven Road, Linwood Road and Dee Avenue, all Paisley, on August 19, and failed to slow down while approaching traffic calming measures.
Prosecutor Andy Wills said that the stolen vehicle was driven dangerously, heading towards oncoming traffic with the lights being turned offto try to avoid detection.
Susan Aucott, 55, also of Northampton, admitted being in charge of a dangerously out-ofcontrol dog and was in court.
Williams denied two charges of being in charge of the three crossbreed dogs - named in court as Buster, Cheyanne and Shaolo - which were dangerously out of control and which injured two women in Sampson Close on July 9 last year But she was found guilty on both counts and was ordered to get the dogs destroyed unless she adhered to a number of strict conditions.
He drove dangerously and put himself and other road users at risk, Flintshire magistrates' court at Mold was told.
"The fact that these senior psychiatrists have described the service as dangerously inadequate is further confirmation of the fall-out of such cuts."
Police officers confiscated a quad from a local youth after he was spotted by local people riding it dangerously. Blyth Sergeant, Garry Neill, said: "Illegal and dangerous driving will not be tolerated.
FORMER Cabinet minister David Miliband accused George Osborne of being "dangerously complacent" about the plight of the young unemployed.
* I READ "cyclists could soon be banned from busy sections of Cardiff's parks after complaints that some are speeding dangerously" (Echo, March 15).
POLICE had to ram into a pensioner as he was driving "erratically and dangerously" the wrong way down TWO busy Midland motorways.