hazardous

  • 1hazardous — haz·ard·ous adj: creating a hazard: involving or exposing one to risk (as of loss or harm) a hazardous occupation a hazardous substance haz·ard·ous·ly adv haz·ard·ous·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 2Hazardous — Haz ard*ous ( [u^]s), a. [Cf. F. hasardeux.] Exposed to hazard; dangerous; risky. [1913 Webster] To enterprise so hazardous and high! Milton. Syn: Perilous; dangerous; bold; daring; adventurous; venturesome; precarious; uncertain. {Haz… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3hazardous — UK US /ˈhæzədəs/ adjective ► dangerous and involving risk, especially to someone s health: »hazardous industries/materials/substances …

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  • 4hazardous — (adj.) 1580s, venturesome; 1610s, perilous, from HAZARD (Cf. hazard) (n.) + OUS (Cf. ous) or from M.Fr. hasardeux (16c.) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5hazardous — precarious, risky, *dangerous, perilous Analogous words: venturesome, *adventurous: chancy, chance, haphazard, happy go lucky, *random Contrasted words: secure, *safe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6hazardous — [adj] dangerous, unpredictable chancy, dicey*, difficult, hairy*, haphazard, hot*, insecure, parlous, perilous, precarious, risky, touchy, uncertain, unhealthy, unsafe, unsound, venturesome, wicked; concept 548 Ant. certain, guarded, predictable …

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  • 7hazardous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ risky; dangerous. DERIVATIVES hazardously adverb hazardousness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8hazardous — [haz′ər dəs] adj. 1. of or involving chance 2. risky; dangerous; perilous hazardously adv …

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  • 9hazardous — Exposed to or involving danger; perilous; risky; involving risk of loss. Caminetti v. Guaranty Union Life Ins. Co., 52 Cal.App.2d 330, 126 P.2d 159, 162, 163. The terms hazardous , extra hazardous , specially hazardous , and not hazardous are… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10hazardous — Exposed to or involving danger; perilous; risky; involving risk of loss. Caminetti v. Guaranty Union Life Ins. Co., 52 Cal.App.2d 330, 126 P.2d 159, 162, 163. The terms hazardous , extra hazardous , specially hazardous , and not hazardous are… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11hazardous — adj. 1) hazardous to (hazardous to one s health) 2) hazardous to + inf. (it is hazardous to work at that height = it is hazardous working at that height) * * * [ hæzədəs] hazardous to + inf. (it is hazardous to work at that height = it is… …

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  • 12hazardous — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ become ▪ consider sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly …

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  • 13hazardous — haz|ard|ous [ˈhæzədəs US zər ] adj dangerous, especially to people s health or safety hazardous to ▪ The chemicals in paint can be hazardous to health . ▪ the disposal of hazardous waste …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14hazardous — haz|ard|ous [ hæzərdəs ] adjective * dangerous, especially to people s health or safety: hazardous driving conditions hazardous to: These chemicals are hazardous to human health …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15hazardous — [[t]hæ̱zə(r)dəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is hazardous is dangerous, especially to people s health or safety. They have no way to dispose of the hazardous waste they produce... Passive smoking can be hazardous to health. Syn: dangerous Ant:… …

    English dictionary

  • 16hazardous */ — UK [ˈhæzə(r)dəs] / US [ˈhæzərdəs] adjective dangerous, especially to people s health or safety hazardous driving conditions hazardous to: These chemicals are hazardous to human health …

    English dictionary

  • 17hazardous — adjective Date: 1585 1. depending on hazard or chance 2. involving or exposing one to risk (as of loss or harm) < a hazardous occupation > < disposing of hazardous waste > Synonyms: see dangerous • hazardously adverb • hazardousness noun …

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  • 18hazardous — adjective 1 hazardous chemicals/waste/substances etc technical chemicals etc that are dangerous and likely to harm people s health 2 hazardous journey/operation/undertaking etc a journey etc that involves danger …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19hazardous — hazardously, adv. hazardousness, n. /haz euhr deuhs/, adj. 1. full of risk; perilous; risky: a hazardous journey. 2. dependent on chance. [1570 80; HAZARD + OUS] Syn. 1. dangerous, unsafe. 2. chancy, uncertain, risky, speculative. Ant. 1. safe,&#8230; …

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  • 20hazardous — adjective a hazardous construction site Syn: risky, dangerous, unsafe, perilous, precarious, fraught with danger; unpredictable, uncertain, chancy, high risk, insecure, touch and go; informal dicey, hairy Ant: safe, certain …

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