Synonyms for perilous

Synonyms for (adj) perilous

Synonyms: perilous, parlous, precarious, touch-and-go

Definition: fraught with danger

Usage: dangerous waters; a parlous journey on stormy seas; a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat; the precarious life of an undersea diver; dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery

Similar words: dangerous, unsafe

Definition: involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

Usage: a dangerous criminal; a dangerous bridge; unemployment reached dangerous proportions

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