hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)
a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
"drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
a state of danger involving risk
risk, peril, danger(verb)
a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
"he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril(verb)
pose a threat to; present a danger to
"The pollution is endangering the crops"
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
scotch, bushwhack, let on, frustrate, bring out, unwrap, exhibit, disclose, endanger, foil, lurk, jeopardise, expose, waylay, reveal, debunk, thwart, imperil, threaten, give away, break, baffle, divulge, spoil, lie in wait, ambush, menace, jeopardize, scupper, cross, uncover, ambuscade, bilk, display, discover, let out
To cause to be in danger; to imperil.
Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.
The perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc)
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Danger is exposure to possible evil, which may be either near and probable or remote and doubtful; peril is exposure to imminent and sharply threatening evil, especially to such as results from violence. An invalid may be in danger of consumption; a disarmed soldier is in peril of death. Jeopardy is nearly the same as peril, but involves, like risk, more of the element of chance or uncertainty; a man tried upon a capital charge is said to be put in jeopardy of life. Insecurity is a feeble word, but exceedingly broad, applying to the placing of a dish, or the possibilities of a life, a fortune, or a government. Compare HAZARD.
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How to use peril in a sentence?
You haven't got anywhere to go( if the bridges close), and then you're riding it out in your car instead of something else. So, we need the residents to be leaving today because by this evening, those bridges are going to be in peril of being closed.
We may do well to be attentive to the good and the bad vibrations in life. Since elephants use their feet to listen to vibrations and thus capture significant codes of impending peril, they might coach humans and teach them how to become “surefooted” in hazardous times. Keeping feet on the ground, however, should not hinder us from flying high and reaching soaring heights. ("Trompe le pied.")
When even one American -- who has done nothing wrong -- is forced by fear to shut his mind and close his mouth -- then all Americans are in peril.
It is our understanding that your client's representatives, including The Washington Post, continue to pursue and to disseminate these false and spurious allegations in a manner that is injurious to American Media and American Media executives, accordingly, we hereby demand that you cease and desist such defamatory conduct immediately. Any further dissemination of these false, vicious, speculative and unsubstantiated statements is done at your client's peril.
Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.
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- perillCatalan, Valencian
- nebezpečí, ohroženíCzech
- fare, risikoDanish
- Gefahr, RisikoGerman
- peligro, riesgoSpanish
- vaaratilanne, vaaraFinnish
- péril, risqueFrench
- gàbhadh, cunnartScottish Gaelic
- veszedelem, veszélyHungarian
- periglio, pericoloItalian
- 危険, 冒険Japanese
- niebezpieczeństwo, zagrożeniePolish
- perigo, riscoPortuguese
- риск, угроза, опасностьRussian
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