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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Perilous  \Per"il*ous\,  a.  [OF.  perillous,  perilleus,  F. 
  p['e]rilleux,  L.  periculosus.  See  {Peril}.]  [Written  also 
  1.  Full  of  attended  with  or  involving,  peril;  dangerous; 
  hazardous;  as  a  perilous  undertaking. 
  Infamous  hills,  and  sandy,  perilous  wilds.  --Milton. 
  2.  Daring;  reckless;  dangerous.  [Obs.]  --Latimer. 
  For  I  am  perilous  with  knife  in  hand.  --Chaucer. 
  --  {Per"il*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Per"il*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  fraught  with  danger;  "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"  [syn:  {parlous},  {precarious},  {touch-and-go}] 

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