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hazardous

haz·ard·ous

hazardous

 
pronunciation:
hae zr ds
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having great or numerous dangers; risky; perilous.
These hilly roads are hazardous in the winter.Mining has always been a hazardous job.Smoking is known to be hazardous to one's health.Disposing of hazardous waste presents difficulties.
 
synonyms:
dangerous, perilous, risky
antonyms:
safe
similar words:
adventurous, chancy, dicey, inauspicious, precarious, unsafe
definition 2: depending on chance.
It might sound like a good idea, but the results are hazardous.
synonyms:
chancy, dicey, iffy
antonyms:
certain
similar words:
fluky, precarious
derivations: hazardously (adv.), hazardousness (n.)
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