Dan"ger*ous (?), a. [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous, fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.]


Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.

Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay with us; The ways are dangerous. Shak.

It is dangerous to assert a negative. Macaulay.


Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

If they incline to think you dangerous To less than gods. Milton.


In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.


Forby. Bartlett.


Hard to suit; difficult to please.


My wages ben full strait, and eke full small; My lord to me is hard and dangerous. Chaucer.


Reserved; not affable.

[Obs.] "Of his speech dangerous."


-- Dan"ger*ous*ly, adv. -- Dan"ger*ous*ness, n.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.