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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Fraught with danger.

Usage examples (35)
  • However, Labour's new general secretary, Ray Collins, has admitted its finances remain in a 'parlous' state.
  • He added that the country was in a "parlous" state and was experiencing many problems which were undermining freedom and democracy.
  • For a life, all woeful in parlous case!
  • He described the condition of the fleet as "parlous". for more
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