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.

Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay with us; The ways are dangerous. Shak.

It is dangerous to assert a negative. Macaulay.

2.

Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.

If they incline to think you dangerous To less than gods. Milton.

3.

In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with death.

[Colloq.]

Forby. Bartlett.

4.

Hard to suit; difficult to please.

[Obs.]

My wages ben full strait, and eke full small; My lord to me is hard and dangerous. Chaucer.

5.

Reserved; not affable.

[Obs.] "Of his speech dangerous."

Chaucer.

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

 

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