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Definition of perilous:

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

Synonyms:

unsettled, precarious, unsafe, equivocal, dangerous, venturous, chancy, shaky, dubious, touch-and-go, venturesome, unassured, unstable, doubtful, uncertain, hairy, adventurous, safety, parlous, unsteady.

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