Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Involving or filled with danger; perilous.
  • adjective Being able or likely to do harm.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Involving or exposing to danger; perilous; hazardous; unsafe; full of risk: as, a dangerous voyage; a dangerous experiment; in a dangerous condition.
  • Liable to inflict injury or harm; baneful in disposition or tendency: as, a dangerous man; a dangerous illness.
  • In danger, as from illness; in a perilous condition: as, he is not dangerous.
  • Reserved; difficult; disdainful; haughty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Attended or beset with danger; full of risk; perilous; hazardous; unsafe.
  • adjective Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
  • adjective colloq. In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.
  • adjective obsolete Hard to suit; difficult to please.
  • adjective obsolete Reserved; not affable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Full of danger.
  • adjective Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
  • adjective colloquial, dated In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.
  • adjective obsolete Hard to suit; difficult to please.
  • adjective obsolete Reserved; not affable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm
  • adjective involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

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  • "The fictional food additives Hnegripitrom and Magnalroxate are from a recent set of experiments where researchers presented their names to people and asked them to rate how dangerous they thought they were on a scale of 1 to 7. If you’re like most people with an English speaking background then you rated Hnegripitrom as more dangerous than Magnalroxate."

    --"Dangerous Words," veryevolved.com

    February 18, 2009