Definición de parlous en inglés:

parlous

Saltos de línea: par|lous
Pronunciación: /ˈpɑːləs
 
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adjetivo

archaic or humorous
Full of danger or uncertainty; precarious: the parlous state of the economy the General’s position was parlous
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • We come in day after day, lament the parlous state of the telecoms industry and resolve on a regular basis to get new means of employment.
  • The railways emerged in a parlous state, in dire need of a major overhaul.
  • That is not a high level of income, but when one considers a number of other issues one finds that it is becoming even more difficult and parlous for people to live on it.
Sinónimos
bad, dire, dreadful, awful, terrible, appalling, frightful, grave, serious, desperate, precarious, uncertain, touch-and-go, difficult, unsafe, perilous, dangerous, risky; pitiful, wretched, sorry, poor, lamentable, woeful, hopeless
informal dicey, hairy, lousy
British informal dodgy, chronic

adverbio

archaic Volver al principio  
Greatly or excessively: she is parlous handsome
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Is the state of American political fiction really so parlous perilous?

Origen

late Middle English: contraction of perilous.

Derivativos

parlously

adverbio

parlousness

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In my submission, it is significant, because this document demonstrates that in practical terms this venture was in the same state of parlousness as was the venture considered in Jekos.

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