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Etymology edit

From Middle French hasardeux.

Pronunciation edit

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈhæ.zɚ.dɪs/, /-dəs/
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Adjective edit

hazardous (comparative more hazardous, superlative most hazardous)

  1. Risky; dangerous; with the nature of a hazard.
    • 2014 June 14, “It's a gas”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8891:
      But out of sight is out of mind. And that [] means that many old sewers have been neglected and are in dire need of repair. If that repair does not come in time, the result is noxious and potentially hazardous.
  2. Of or involving chance.

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Trivia edit

One of four common words ending in -dous, which are hazardous, horrendous, stupendous, and tremendous.[1]

References edit

  1. ^ The Word Circus: A Letter-perfect Book, by Richard Lederer, Dave Morice, 1998, p. 229