Definition Of parlous


full of danger or uncertainty; precarious.

the parlous state of the economy

greatly or excessively.

she is parlous handsome

Example Of parlous

  • And how do you sap the energy of the insurgency when the parlous state of the economy keeps everyone desperately poor?

  • Finally, I want to talk quite seriously about the parlous state of politics in this House.

  • In my submission, it is significant, because this document demonstrates that in practical terms this venture was in the same state of parlousness as was the venture considered in Jekos.

  • Is the state of American political fiction really so parlous perilous?

  • That is not a high level of income, but when one considers a number of other issues one finds that it is becoming even more difficult and parlous for people to live on it.

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