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hazardous

[haz-er-duh s] /ˈhæz ər dəs/
adjective
1.
full of risk; perilous; risky:
a hazardous journey.
2.
dependent on chance.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; hazard + -ous
Related forms
hazardously, adverb
hazardousness, noun
nonhazardous, adjective
nonhazardously, adverb
nonhazardousness, noun
ultrahazardous, adjective
unhazardous, adjective
unhazardously, adverb
Synonyms
1. dangerous, unsafe. 2. chancy, uncertain, risky, speculative.
Antonyms
1. safe, secure. 2. sure, certain, reliable.
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British Dictionary definitions for hazardously

hazardous

/ˈhæzədəs/
adjective
1.
involving great risk
2.
depending on chance
Derived Forms
hazardously, adverb
hazardousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for hazardously

hazardous

adj.

1580s, "venturesome;" 1610s, "perilous," from hazard (n.) + -ous or from Middle French hasardeux (16c.).

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