Dangerous

Dan"ger*ous

(?), a. [OE., haughty, difficult, dangerous, fr. OF. dangereus, F. dangereux. See Danger.] 1. Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.
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Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay with us;
The ways are dangerous.
Shak.
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It is dangerous to assert a negative.
Macaulay.
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2. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
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If they incline to think you dangerous
To less than gods.
Milton.
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3. In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death. [Colloq.] Forby. Bartlett.
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4. Hard to suit; difficult to please. [Obs.]
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My wages ben full strait, and eke full small;
My lord to me is hard and dangerous.
Chaucer.
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5. Reserved; not affable. [Obs.] "Of his speech dangerous." Chaucer.

-- Dan"ger*ous*ly, adv. -- Dan"ger*ous*ness, n.
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