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perilous

adjective uk   us   /ˈper.əl.əs/ formal
extremely dangerous: The country roads are quite perilous.
perilously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
She came perilously close to getting herself killed in her attempt to break the world record.
Translations of “perilous”
in Korean 위험한…
in Arabic مَحفوف بِالمخاطِر…
in Portuguese perigoso, arriscado…
in Catalan perillós, arriscat…
in Japanese 非常に危険な, 危険に満ちた…
in Italian pericoloso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常危險的…
in Russian опасный, рискованный…
in Turkish çok tehlikeli, korkutucu, ürkütücü…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常危险的…
in Polish niebezpieczny…
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