Per"il*ous (?), a. [OF. perillous, perilleus, F. p'erilleux, L. periculosus. See Peril.] [Written also perillous.]


Full of, attended with, or involving, peril; dangerous; hazardous; as, a perilous undertaking.

Infamous hills, and sandy, perilous wilds. Milton.


Daring; reckless; dangerous.



For I am perilous with knife in hand. Chaucer.

-- Per"il*ous*ly, adv. -- Per"il*ous*ness, n.


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