Perilously



[per-uh-luh s] /ˈpɛr ə ləs/

adjective
1.
involving or full of grave risk or ; hazardous; dangerous:
a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat.
/ˈpɛrɪləs/
adjective
1.
very hazardous or dangerous: a perilous journey
adj.

c.1300, from Old French perillos “perilous, dangerous” (Modern French périlleux) “dangerous, hazardous,” from Latin periculosus “dangerous, hazardous,” from periculum “a danger, attempt, risk” (see peril). Related: Perilously; perilousness.

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