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parlous

adjective uk   /ˈpɑː.ləs/ us    /ˈpɑːr-/ formal
very bad, dangerous, or uncertain: Relations between the two countries have been in a parlous state for some time. I'd like to buy a new car, but my finances are in such a parlous state that I can't afford to.
Translations of “parlous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 糟糕的, 危險的, 不可預測的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糟糕的, 危险的, 不可预测的…
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