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Synonyms for hazard
ˈhæz ərdhaz·ard

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hazard

    Hazard is the incurring the possibility of loss or harm for the possibility of benefit; danger may have no compensating alternative. In hazard the possibilities of gain or loss are nearly balanced; in risk the possibility of loss is the chief thought; the foolhardy take great risks in mere wantonness; in chance and venture the hope of good predominates; we speak of a merchant's venture, but of an insurance company's risk; one may be driven by circumstances to run a risk; he freely seeks a venture; we speak of the chance of winning, the hazard or risk of losing. Accidents are incalculable; casualties may be to a certain extent anticipated; death and wounds are casualties of battle, certain to happen to some, but uncertain as to whom or how many. A contingency is simply an indeterminable future event, which may or may not be attended with danger or risk. See ACCIDENT; DANGER.

    Synonyms:
    accident, casualty, chance, contingency, danger, fortuity, jeopardy, peril, risk, venture

    Antonyms:
    assurance, certainty, necessity, plan, protection, safeguard, safety, security, surety

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hazard

    Synonyms:
    peril, risk, jeopardy, danger, chance, imperil, dare

    Antonyms:
    safety, security, protection, warrant, certainty, calculation, law

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangermentnoun

    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

    Synonyms:
    luck, jeopardy, chance, risk, peril, fortune, riskiness, risk of infection, risk of exposure, danger, endangerment

  2. luck, fortune, chance, hazardnoun

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

    "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"

    Synonyms:
    circumstances, luck, jeopardy, chance, lot, risk, destiny, fortune, prospect, peril, portion, fate, opportunity, probability, endangerment

  3. hazardverb

    an obstacle on a golf course

    Synonyms:
    jeopardy, peril, fortune, luck, chance, endangerment, risk

  4. guess, venture, pretend, hazardverb

    put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

    "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, guess, run a risk, imagine, infer, opine, adventure, gauge, dissemble, make believe, gamble, sham, chance, reckon, suppose, embark, venture, estimate, affect, think, jeopardize, stake, act, take chances, approximate, profess, judge, take a chance, risk, make, feign

  5. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardizeverb

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, impale, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, back, take chances, gage, endanger, threaten, peril, menace, imperil, embark, venture, jeopardise, jeopardize, stake, adventure, punt, take a chance, post, risk, bet on, game

  6. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceverb

    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, encounter, happen, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, bump, adventure, venture, jeopardize, stake, take chances, find, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line, risk

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hazardnoun

    Synonyms:
    chance, casualty, accident, fortuitous event

  2. hazardnoun

    Synonyms:
    danger, peril, risk, jeopardy

  3. hazardverb

    Synonyms:
    venture, adventure, risk, jeopard, peril, imperil, endanger, put in danger, put at hazard

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. hazardnoun

    Synonyms:
    chance, contingency, casualty, risk, random, jeopardy, danger, peril, venture

    Antonyms:
    safety, security, assurance, certainty, surety

  2. hazardverb

    Synonyms:
    venture, risk, jeopard, endanger

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How to use hazard in a sentence?

  1. Passenger Maggie Gremminger:

    She was saying verbally, ‘ My dog is in here, no, this is my dog. ’ The flight attendant, in response, really just continued to ask her to put it above because it was a hazard where it was, it was a safety emergency, someone could trip.

  2. Oliver Barron:

    This means that some companies that shouldn't be bailed out will be, perpetuating the current moral hazard and leading to wasted capital.

  3. The United:

    I'm also concerned that the administration revoked the flood hazard mitigation standard [ that ] required buildings to be elevated [ and ] have a national standard in that area.

  4. Angela Ammons:

    A 90-day supply of PPE would've cost us about $2,800, now it costs me over $100,000. Plus, lost reimbursement, decreased volume, and all the other expenses we had to pay in hazard pay and trying to recruit nursing staff from agencies to come in – it really has hit us hard.

  5. Doug Bausch:

    These areas were mapped as high hazard... it had been decades since there had been something this severe.


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