V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: extremely dangerous, full of peril

Synonyms: dangerous, chancy, hazardous, hairy, risky, unsound, unsafe, difficult

Antonyms: safe, easy, sound

Tips: Think of the related noun peril, which means "state of danger." Something perilous is dangerous. "Fraught with peril" is a common phrase, especially used in literature, which means "full of danger."

Usage Examples:

The roads were perilous after the snowstorm. (hazardous, dangerous)

He almost died during his perilous journey through the desert. (dangerous)

The patients at the hospital were in peril of not getting proper treatment when the nurses went on strike. (danger) noun

Her crazy adventures, although often perilous, always left her exhilarated. (dangerous, risky)

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