dangerous (adj.) Old form(s): dang'rous
threatening, severe, menacing
1H4 V.i.69[Worcester to King Henry] such means / As you yourself have forged against yourself, / By unkind usage, dangerous countenance
2H6 II.i.21[Cardinal to Gloucester] dangerous peer
MA V.i.97[Antonio to Leonato, of boys like Claudio and Don Pedro] I know them ... [that] speak off half a dozen dangerous words
Per I.i.90[Antiochus to Pericles, of not touching his daughter] that's an article within our law / As dangerous as the rest
Tim IV.iii.495[Timon to Flavius, of encountering him] It almost turns my dangerous nature mild
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