more dangerous

[ deyn-jer-uh s, deynj-ruh s ]SEE DEFINITION OF more dangerous
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Suffer thy desires to wander into a larger and more dangerous field.

The Copperheads more dangerous and more envenomed than the secessionists.

Goaded by something akin to despair, she was now more dangerous than resolute.

But she was all the more dangerous because her heart was pure.

In all the Universe there could be no more dangerous an enemy.

He remarked that the man was dead now at all events, and consequently no more dangerous.

To leave these madmen at large would be more dangerous still.

But I can tell you, George, that there are more dangerous companions than poor Jack.

That man,” he said deliberately, “is more dangerous sober than drunk.

I had no gun,—it would have been more dangerous to me than to the tiger if I had.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., "difficult, arrogant, severe" (the opposite of affable), from Anglo-French dangerous, Old French dangeros (12c., Modern French dangereux), from danger (see danger).

In Chaucer, it means "hard to please, reluctant to give;" sense of "full of danger, risky" is from late 15c. Other words used in this sense included dangersome (1560s), dangerful (1540s). Related: Dangerously.

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