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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English perilous, borrowed from Old French perilleus, from the noun peril, or from Latin perīculōsus. Doublet of periculous.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpeɹ.ɪ.ləs/, /pɛɹ.l̩.əs/
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AdjectiveEdit

perilous (comparative more perilous, superlative most perilous)

  1. Dangerous, full of peril.

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French perilleus, from Latin perīculōsus; equivalent to peril +‎ -ous.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɛriluːs/, /ˈpɛr(ə)luːs/, /ˈpar(ə)luːs/

AdjectiveEdit

perilous (plural and weak singular perilouse, superlative perilousest)

  1. Full of danger or peril; dangerous, harmful, periculous:
    1. Fatal, mortal; potentially resulting in death.
    2. Scary, frightening; inducing horror and psychological damage.
    3. (Late Middle English) Religiously harmful or hurtful
    4. (Late Middle English) Unfortunate; experiencing bad luck.

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