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Synonyms for dangerous
ˈdeɪn dʒər əs, ˈdeɪndʒ rəsdan·ger·ous

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Wiktionary

  1. dangerousadjective

    Full of danger.

    Antonyms:
    safe

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dangerous

    That which is formidable is worthy of fear if encountered or opposed; as, a formidable array of troops, or of evidence. Formidable is a word of more dignity than dangerous, and suggests more calm and collected power than terrible; formidable is less overwhelming than tremendous. A loaded gun is dangerous; a park of artillery is formidable; a charge of cavalry is terrible; the full shock of great armies is tremendous. A dangerous man is likely to do mischief, and needs watching; a formidable man may not be dangerous if not attacked; an enraged maniac is terrible; the force of ocean waves in a storm, and the silent pressure in the ocean depths, are tremendous.

    Synonyms:
    formidable, redoubted, terrible, tremendous

    Antonyms:
    contemptible, despicable, feeble, harmless, helpless, powerless, weak

    Preposition:
    Formidable by or in numbers; in strength; formidable to the enemy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangerous, unsafeadjective

    involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

    "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

    Synonyms:
    serious, insecure, severe, unsafe, life-threatening, grievous, grave

    Antonyms:
    safe and sound, risk-free, fail-safe, off the hook(p), unhazardous, noncritical, unhurt, safe, riskless, noncrucial

  2. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningadjective

    causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

    "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

    Synonyms:
    severe, sober, serious, wicked, stark, unsafe, terrible, hard, spartan, stern, heavy, unplayful, weighty, monstrous, grave, good, grievous, atrocious, sedate, flagitious, life-threatening, knockout, austere, heartbreaking, heartrending, solemn

    Antonyms:
    risk-free, unhurt, safe and sound, safe, noncrucial, off the hook(p), noncritical, fail-safe, unhazardous, riskless

Editors Contribution

  1. against the fear

    Submitted by anonymous on May 24, 2020  
  2. high risk

    could end badly

    the investor took a high risk investment opportunity and lost all the money.

    Submitted by rinat on August 26, 2019  
  3. oregon trail

    able or likely to cause harm or injury

    "that snake is very dangerous;don't let him persuade you!"

    Submitted by rinat on August 14, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dangerousadjective

    Synonyms:
    perilous, hazardous, unsafe, RISKY, full of risk

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dangerousadjective

    Synonyms:
    perilous, hazardous, risky, unsafe, critical, parlous, imminent

    Antonyms:
    safe

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How to use dangerous in a sentence?

  1. Carly Fiorina:

    It is delusional, dangerous, not to mention unconstitutional, we have a long list of criminals who own guns, who routinely purchase guns. We know who these people are, and we are not prosecuting any of them.

  2. Anonymous:

    Aviation in itself is not inherently dangerous. But to an even greater degree than the sea, it is terribly unforgiving of carelessness, incapacity, or neglect.

  3. Lauren Boebert:

    D.C. is increasingly dangerous, right now especially [ with ] the politics surrounding D.C., people are going to know who I am, and I think that just kind of makes for a larger target. And so I want to make sure that Im able to defend Lauren Boebert.

  4. Bruce Wells:

    My hunch on the Ditka quote is that it comes from a quirk of the King James translation, ancient Hebrew had a particular way of saying things like, 'and the next thing that happened was...' The King James translators of the Old Testament consistently rendered this as 'and it came to pass.' '' When phantom Bible passages turn dangerous People may get verses wrong, but they also mangle plenty of well-known biblical stories as well. Two examples: The scripture never says a whale swallowed Jonah, the Old Testament prophet, nor did any New Testament passages say that three wise men visited baby Jesus, scholars say. Those details may seem minor, but scholars say one popular phantom Bible story stands above the rest: The Genesis story about the fall of humanity. Most people know the popular version - Satan in the guise of a serpent tempts Eve to pick the forbidden apple from the Tree of Life. It's been downhill ever since. But the story in the book of Genesis never places Satan in the Garden of Eden.

  5. Nikki Haley:

    Look at the situation. We are in a dangerous situation. He destroyed Afghanistan. He’s put us in a situation with Russia. He has no plan for Taiwan, and you’re sending our athletes over to Beijing for the Olympics, and you’ve said nothing about how you’re going to protect them when they’re over there. They’ve literally been threatened and told that if they say anything against the government they will be punished. Where’s the protection for Americans? Literally, he has failed on every level.


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