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 for dangerous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dangerous \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.
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              Our troops set forth to-morrow; stay with us;
              The ways are dangerous.               --Shak.
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              It is dangerous to assert a negative. --Macaulay.
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     2. Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
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              If they incline to think you dangerous
              To less than gods.                    --Milton.
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     3. In a condition of danger, as from illness; threatened with
        death. [Colloq.] --Forby. Bartlett.
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     4. Hard to suit; difficult to please. [Obs.]
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              My wages ben full strait, and eke full small;
              My lord to me is hard and dangerous.  --Chaucer.
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     5. Reserved; not affable. [Obs.] "Of his speech dangerous."
        --Chaucer. -- Dan"ger*ous*ly, adv. --
        Dan"ger*ous*ness, n.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  dangerous
      adj 1: involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or
             harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge";
             "unemployment reached dangerous proportions" [syn:
             dangerous, unsafe] [ant: safe]
      2: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm; "a
         dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness";
         "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of
         events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening
         disease" [syn: dangerous, grave, grievous, serious,
         severe, life-threatening]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "dangerous":
     alarming, bad, chance, chancy, critical, dangersome, desultory,
     explosive, fell, fraught with danger, grievous, hairy, haphazard,
     harmful, hazardous, hit-or-miss, iffy, infirm, insecure,
     insubstantial, jeopardous, major, menacing, parlous, periculous,
     perilous, precarious, provisional, random, rickety, risky, serious,
     shaky, shifting, shifty, slippery, temporary, tentative,
     threatening, ticklish, treacherous, ugly, uncertain, undependable,
     unfaithworthy, unhealthy, unreliable, unsafe, unsolid, unsound,
     unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsubstantial, unsure,
     untrustworthy, wicked
  
  

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