1. perilous

adjective. ['ˈpɛrələs'] fraught with danger.


  • dangerous
  • parlous
  • precarious
  • touch-and-go


  • invulnerable
  • secure
  • protected
  • noncritical


  • perilleus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • -eus (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Perilous

  • querulous
  • garrulous
  • carolus

How do you pronounce perilous?

Pronounce perilous as ˈpɛrələs.

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Sentences with perilous

1. Adjective
The sale of nonexempt property before or during a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is perilous to your case.

Quotes about perilous

1. I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
- Horatio Nelson

2. There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

3. Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.
- Confucius