What does the word perilous mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Perilously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Full of perils; hazardous.

Usage examples for perilous

  1. Do you know any thing in regard to him that would make such a connection perilous to my interest?" – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  2. Now I saw in the darkness a wide door open for my escape from my perilous position. – The White Shield by Bertram Mitford
  3. Having accomplished the object of their perilous expedition, they were eager to regain their village without loss. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor