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Definition of "perilous" []

  • Full of or involving peril; dangerous. (adjective)
  • Very hazardous or dangerous (adjective)

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Use "perilous" in a sentence
  • "Schapiro says it would be unwise for the SEC to pull back during what she called perilous times."
  • "She is on edge when she sees her daughter on screen in perilous situations."
  • "Both took office as the nation's economy was in perilous times."