Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


[deyn-jer-uh s, deynj-ruh s] /ˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəs/

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

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.


Read Also:

  • Non-debilitating

    [dih-bil-i-teyt] /dɪˈbɪl ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used with object), debilitated, debilitating. 1. to make weak or feeble; enfeeble: The siege of pneumonia debilitated her completely. /dɪˈbɪlɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. (transitive) to make feeble; weaken v. 1530s, from Latin debilitatus, past participle of debilitare “to weaken,” from debilis “weak” (see debility). Related: Debilitated; debilitating.

  • Non-decaying

    [dih-key] /dɪˈkeɪ/ verb (used without object) 1. to become decomposed; rot: vegetation that was decaying. 2. to decline in excellence, prosperity, health, etc.; deteriorate. 3. Physics. (of a radioactive nucleus) to change spontaneously into one or more different nuclei in a process in which atomic particles, as alpha particles, are emitted from the nucleus, electrons […]

  • Non-deception

    [dih-sep-shuh n] /dɪˈsɛp ʃən/ noun 1. the act of ; the state of being . 2. something that or is intended to ; fraud; artifice. /dɪˈsɛpʃən/ noun 1. the act of deceiving or the state of being deceived 2. something that deceives; trick n. early 15c., from Middle French déception (13c., decepcion) or directly from […]

  • Non-deceptive

    [dih-sep-tiv] /dɪˈsɛp tɪv/ adjective 1. apt or tending to : The enemy’s peaceful overtures may be deceptive. 2. perceptually misleading: It looks like a curved line, but it’s deceptive. /dɪˈsɛptɪv/ adjective 1. likely or designed to deceive; misleading: appearances can be deceptive 2. (music) (of a cadence) another word for interrupted (sense 3) adj. 1610s, […]

Disclaimer: Non-dangerous definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.