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synonyms for perilous

  • delicate
  • dicey
  • hazardous
  • precarious
  • risky
  • rugged
  • shaky
  • threatening
  • ticklish
  • touchy
  • treacherous
  • uncertain
  • unstable
  • Russian roulette
  • chancy
  • dynamite
  • exposed
  • hairy
  • insecure
  • loaded
  • on thin ice
  • playing with fire
  • touch and go
  • unhealthy
  • unsafe
  • unsound
  • unsteady
  • unsure
  • vulnerable
  • wicked
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antonyms for perilous

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  • calm
  • certain
  • definite
  • easy
  • firm
  • nice
  • safe
  • secure
  • stable
  • steady
  • strong
  • sure
  • OK
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How to use perilous in a sentence

We see this freedom isn’t free at all—it comes, sometimes, at perilous cost.
REBECCA HALL'S PASSING IS A COMPLEX, MOVING STORY ABOUT RACIAL IDENTITY—AND A SUNDANCE STANDOUTSTEPHANIE ZACHAREKFEBRUARY 3, 2021TIME
Because many of these tech companies do not have unions, most of the workers who lead or participated in the protests were not labor activists, but workers responding to the perilous situation in which they found themselves.
THE CHALLENGES POSED BY COVID-19 PUSHED MANY WORKERS TO STRIKE. WILL THE LABOR MOVEMENT SEE SUSTAINED INTEREST?ABIGAIL ABRAMSJANUARY 17, 2021TIME
Here are some made-up game modes that make ghost hunting both more perilous and more ridiculous.
ARE YOU A ‘PHASMOPHOBIA’ PRO? HERE ARE SOME ALTERNATE RULES TO KEEP THE SCARES FRESH.ELISE FAVISJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Both men have a good sense for understanding their players and maintaining optimism through perilous times.
PETE CARROLL KNOWS 7-9 CAN BE THE START OF SOMETHING BIGLES CARPENTERDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Justice Department is suing Google — but it’s the government’s power to police Big Tech that’s on trialThe Google lawsuit comes at a perilous time for Paxton, in particular.
TEXAS LEADS REPUBLICAN ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN NEW ANTITRUST LAWSUIT AGAINST GOOGLE, TARGETING ITS ADVERTISING EMPIRETONY ROMMDECEMBER 16, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The road had been built for bringing down lumber, and for six miles it was at perilous angles.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
This rather is, I should deem, the more perilous, and a plainer and better object for philosophical attack.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 177, MARCH 19, 1853VARIOUS
On their perilous journey an attack of measles increased their discomforts.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Moreover, when we come to pay off, the crew will receive a bonus, in consideration of the long and perilous voyage.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
He had access to the ocean only in a latitude in which navigation is, during a great part of every year, perilous and difficult.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
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WORDS RELATED TO PERILOUS

  • annoying
  • bulky
  • chancy
  • cramped
  • cumbersome
  • dangerous
  • disagreeable
  • discommodious
  • hard to use
  • hazardous
  • incommodious
  • inconvenient
  • perilous
  • risky
  • troublesome
  • uncomfortable
  • unhandy
  • unmanageable
  • unwieldy
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