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perilous

Pronunciation: /ˈperələs; ˈperɪləs; ˈperələs/

Translation of perilous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • peligroso, arriesgado it would be perilous for you to oppose their will sería peligroso que te opusieras a su voluntad
    Example sentences
    • I thus embark on a perilous undertaking, knowing full well that I risk the wrath of both women and men.
    • But when the distances are longer and the borders tougher, the journeys become much more perilous.
    • The situation was extremely perilous and the patrol was in danger of being wiped out by the heavy crossfire.

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