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Synonyms for perilous
ˈpɛr ə ləsper·ilous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perilous

    Uncertain is applied to things that human knowledge can not certainly determine or that human power can not certainly control; precarious originally meant dependent on the will of another, and now, by extension of meaning, dependent on chance or hazard, with manifest unfavorable possibility verging toward probability; as, one holds office by a precarious tenure, or land by a precarious title; the strong man's hold on life is uncertain, the invalid's is precarious.

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, equivocal, hazardous, insecure, precarious, risky, unassured, uncertain, unsettled, unstable, unsteady

    Antonyms:
    actual, assured, certain, firm, immutable, incontestable, infallible, real, settled, stable, steady, strong, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unquestionable

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perilous

    Synonyms:
    hazardous, dangerous

    Antonyms:
    safe, secure, certain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-goadjective

    fraught with danger

    "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"

    Synonyms:
    parlous, precarious, touch-and-go, unstable, shaky

    Antonyms:
    safe

Editors Contribution

  1. high-risk

    the meaning is similar to high-risk's.

    exposed to a danger

    Submitted by rinat on June 6, 2017  
  2. jeopardous

    Submitted by anonymous on December 7, 2020  
  3. jeopardous

    Submitted by anonymous on December 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perilousadjective

    Synonyms:
    dangerous, hazardous, RISKY, full of danger, fraught with danger

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perilousadjective

    Synonyms:
    dangerous, hazardous, imperiled, unsafe

    Antonyms:
    safe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "perilous":

    dangerous, hazardous, treacherous, risky, precarious

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5700hazardous
#10488unstable
#11666uncertain
#15665risky
#20066doubtful
#20069insecure
#23071dubious
#30673shaky
#37328precarious
#37389treacherous
#38566perilous
#40835unsettled
#49479unsteady
#70807equivocal
#243836parlous

How to use perilous in a sentence?

  1. Paul Sullivan:

    Any senior military official involved in such obvious corrosive corruption should be court martialed and tossed in jail especially in a perilous environment such as that which Iraq is facing, the regular people and the lower ranks are hurt the most by the corruption of the leaders.

  2. Some California Democrats:

    My decision to enter this race was not predicated on one person, but on the 700,000 residents of the 44th congressional district, there is no doubt that our nation is in perilous times. … I believe our nation is headed for a brighter future. But in order to realize these visions of a greater nation, it requires the next generation of leaders to come forward.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    Many people have commented on the comparison and I’m flattered by it, frankly, margaret Thatcher was a great leader for her nation at a pivotal and perilous time.

  4. Antonio Guterres:

    The people of Afghanistan need a lifeline. After decades of war, suffering and insecurity, they face perhaps their most perilous hour.

  5. Shu Zhang:

    We didn't have a penny, we were losing money, and we couldn't pay wages, every day was perilous.

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