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Synonyms for life-threatening
life-threat·en·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dangerous, grave, grievous, serious, severe, life-threateningadjective

    causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm

    "a dangerous operation"; "a grave situation"; "a grave illness"; "grievous bodily harm"; "a serious wound"; "a serious turn of events"; "a severe case of pneumonia"; "a life-threatening disease"

    Synonyms:
    severe, sober, serious, wicked, stark, unsafe, terrible, hard, spartan, stern, heavy, unplayful, weighty, monstrous, grave, good, grievous, atrocious, sedate, flagitious, dangerous, knockout, austere, heartbreaking, heartrending, solemn

    Antonyms:
    noncrucial, noncritical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "life-threatening":

    fatal, deadly, lethal, mortal

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How to use life-threatening in a sentence?

  1. Peter Haertsch:

    They have suffered severe contact skin burns with severe injuries due to inhalation of gas and ash, and we are looking at extensive and intensive care for these patients, some of whom are still in a life-threatening condition.

  2. Milton Waner:

    We had a few very difficult moments in the operating room, a few very dangerous moments, but we came through OK. He’s now in a position where he is no longer in danger, and this is no longer life threatening.

  3. Danielle Taana Smith:

    Whites do not live in Black bodies and have not experienced the particularities of this lived experience, ordinary things they take for granted, like going for a walk, are life threatening for people of color. On a daily basis, thousands of micro-aggressions are meted against people of color which Whites have no understanding of.

  4. Nancy Strand:

    For life-threatening injuries, call 911.

  5. National Hurricane Center:

    These rainfall amounts may produce life-threatening flash flooding, dangerous debris flows and landslides are also possible in mountainous terrain.


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