parlous definition

  • adjective:
    • Perilous; dangerous: "beginning with scratch in parlous financial times” ( Madalynne Reuter).
    • Outdated Dangerously cunning.
    • Attended with peril; dangerous; risky.
    • Dire, awful, appalling.
    • Dangerously clever or cunning.
    • Attended with peril; dangerous.
    • Venturesome; strong; mischievous; keen.
    • fraught with danger
  • adverb:
    • really, acutely.
  • others:
    • Perilous; dangerous; alarming; mischievous.
    • Notable; understanding; shrewd.

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