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Definition of "dangerous" []

  • Involving or filled with danger; perilous. (adjective)
  • Being able or likely to do harm. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dangerous" in a sentence
  • "He never used the phrase "dangerous game" like President Obama."
  • "Officials described what they called a dangerous surgical raid by a small helicopter-borne special operations team, against a large compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, north of the capital, Islamabad."
  • "Beyond the use of the word "dangerous" and "African American" in such close proximity, it's hard to understand the combo of cultural concern and pro-life authorship without considering how the billboard -- this one installed a half-mile from Planned Parenthood on Bleeker Street in Manhattan -- activates the stereotype of the young black women asÂmindless baby-making machine."