dangerous Definition

  • 1able or likely to cause harm or injury
  • 2likely to cause problems or to have adverse consequences

Using dangerous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dangerous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    It's dangerous to drive without a seatbelt.

  • Example

    The chemicals in the lab are very dangerous if not handled properly.

  • Example

    Swimming in this river can be dangerous due to strong currents.

  • Example

    The situation is becoming increasingly dangerous for civilians.

dangerous Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for dangerous

Phrases with dangerous

  • a risky or potentially harmful activity or situation


    Playing with fire is a dangerous game.

  • a relationship that is risky or potentially harmful, especially one involving infidelity


    Their dangerous liaison ended in heartbreak and betrayal.

  • an action or decision that sets a risky or harmful example for future situations


    The court's ruling could set a dangerous precedent for future cases.


Summary: dangerous in Brief

The term 'dangerous' [ˈdeɪndʒərəs] describes something that is likely to cause harm or injury, or have adverse consequences. It can refer to physical hazards like driving without a seatbelt or swimming in a dangerous river, as well as risky situations like playing with fire or engaging in a dangerous liaison. 'Dangerous' can also describe actions that set a dangerous precedent for future situations.

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