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

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Wiktionary2.6 / 9 votes

  1. dangerousadjective

    Full of danger.

    Antonyms:
    safe

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.8 / 5 votes

  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 WordNet4.7 / 3 votes

  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 Contribution2.0 / 4 votes

  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 Synonymes4.0 / 2 votes

  1. dangerousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. dangerousadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    safe

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How to use dangerous in a sentence?

  1. North Korea:

    Now that the US imperialists and the South Korean puppet forces again kicked off the dangerous nuclear war drills against the DPRK at its doorstep, our army will counter them with the toughest counteractions.

  2. Randi Meyerson:

    Bears are dangerous animals and we don't go in with them.

  3. Ali Karakas:

    We're seeing a severing of emotional bonds and this is such a dangerous thing, sports should be uniting. Brotherhood and solidarity should be its basis. But because of Turkey’s politics, even sport has been poisoned.

  4. Rashid Abdi:

    From where I sit, I think there was a monumental failure of analysis, internationally, i think people failed to apprehend the complex nature of Ethiopia's transition, especially they failed to appreciate also the complex side of Abiy, that he was not all this sunny, smiling guy. That beneath was a much more calculating, and even Machiavellian figure, who eventually will I think push the country towards a much more dangerous path.

  5. Mahmad Ismael:

    Three dead bodies were rotting outside our home for three days, but it was too dangerous to get them. The Taliban is attacking on one side. The government is attacking the other side. In the middle we are just losing, we just want peace. We need peace. We don't care who's the ruler... People said that when America withdraws there would be peace in Afghanistan but then they withdrew and the war got worse.


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