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Synonyms for peril
ˈpɛr əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)

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

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

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

  2. riskiness, peril(noun)

    a state of danger involving risk

    Synonyms:
    riskiness, jeopardy, hazard, danger, endangerment, risk

  3. 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"

    Synonyms:
    jeopardy, risk of infection, risk, riskiness, risk of exposure, hazard, danger, endangerment

  4. endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril(verb)

    pose a threat to; present a danger to

    "The pollution is endangering the crops"

    Synonyms:
    imperil, stake, threaten, venture, jeopardise, endanger, menace, hazard, jeopardize, scupper, expose, adventure

  5. queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril(verb)

    put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    Synonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. peril(noun)

    Synonyms:
    jeopardy, risk, threat, danger, hazard

  2. peril(noun)

    To cause to be in danger; to imperil.

    Synonyms:
    hazard, jeopardy, threat, risk, danger

  3. peril(noun)

    Something that causes, contains, or presents danger.

    The perils of the jungle (animals and insects, weather, etc)

    Synonyms:
    hazard, threat, risk, jeopardy, danger

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. peril

    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.

    Synonyms:
    danger, hazard, insecurity, jeopardy, risk

    Antonyms:
    defense, immunity, protection, safeguard, safety, security, shelter

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. peril

    Synonyms:
    danger, risk, hazard, jeopardy, insecurity, uncertainty, unsafety, venture

    Antonyms:
    security, safety, certainty

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. peril(n.)

    Synonyms:
    danger, hazard, jeopardy, risk, venture

  2. peril(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    risk, endanger, imperil, jeopard, put at hazard, put in danger, expose to danger

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. peril(n)

    Synonyms:
    danger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "peril":

    danger, risk, jeopardy, hazard

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How to use peril in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Turley:

    This is not another political bar brawl, in the Russia investigation, the president followed his signature style in attacking the special counsel and many of the witnesses. ... If the Trump team adopts the same approach for impeachment, it will put already endangered Republican senators in greater peril.

  2. Ian Taylor:

    There is bound to be a huge amount of pressure on the Saudis from one or two people at that meeting to look at this policy again, i can not believe they will want to change their strategy at this moment in time, but you can't rule it out totally... I never like to pre-judge an OPEC meeting. You do that at your peril.

  3. Liz Schrayer:

    These are programs that are in our interest, if we take ourselves off the playing field, we do it at our own peril. These are programs that we are using to advance our economic and our security interests and I think it is really surprising that The Trump administration is pulling back on what is less than 1 % of our entire budget when there are such great threats in the world.

  4. Patrick Dunleavy:

    If we continue to downplay the threat, we do so at our own peril.

  5. Sir Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, November 29, 1944:

    A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.

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