undangerous


undangerous

adjective

  1. full of danger or risk; causing danger; perilous; risky; hazardous; unsafe.
  2. able or likely to cause physical injury: a dangerous criminal.

adjective

  1. causing danger; perilous

adj.early 13c., “difficult, arrogant, severe” (the opposite of affable), from Anglo-French dangerous, Old French dangeros (12c., Modern French dangereux), from danger (see danger). In Chaucer, it means “hard to please, reluctant to give;” sense of “full of danger, risky” is from late 15c. Other words used in this sense included dangersome (1560s), dangerful (1540s). Related: Dangerously. see little knowledge is a dangerous thing; live dangerously.

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