1. [syn: perilously, hazardously, dangerously]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Dangerous \Dan"ger*ous\, a. [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous,
fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.]
1. Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous;
Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay with us;
The ways are dangerous. --Shak.
It is dangerous to assert a negative. --Macaulay.
2. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
If they incline to think you dangerous
To less than gods. --Milton.
3. In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with
death. [Colloq.] --Forby. Bartlett.
4. Hard to suit; difficult to please. [Obs.]
My wages ben full strait, and eke full small;
My lord to me is hard and dangerous. --Chaucer.
5. Reserved; not affable. [Obs.] "Of his speech dangerous."
--Chaucer. -- Dan"ger*ous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: in a dangerous manner; "he came dangerously close to
falling off the ledge" [syn: perilously, hazardously,