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, secure. 2. sure, certain, reliable.

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