toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

precarious
used in Frankenstein

2 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition
unsafe or unsure — especially in danger of falling
  • We were not allowed to converse for any length of time, for the precarious state of my health rendered every precaution necessary that could ensure tranquillity.
    Chapter 21 (68% in)
  • Even if they were to leave Europe and inhabit the deserts of the new world, yet one of the first results of those sympathies for which the daemon thirsted would be children, and a race of devils would be propagated upon the earth who might make the very existence of the species of man a condition precarious and full of terror.
    Chapter 20 (9% in)

There are no more uses of "precarious" in Frankenstein.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®