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Synonyms for peril
ˈpɛr əlper·il

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Wiktionary

  1. perilnoun

    Synonyms:
    risk, threat, danger, hazard, jeopardy

  2. perilnoun

    To cause to be in danger; to imperil.

    Synonyms:
    risk, danger, threat, jeopardy, hazard

  3. perilnoun

    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

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, fortune, riskiness, risk of infection, risk of exposure, hazard, danger, endangerment

  2. riskiness, perilnoun

    a state of danger involving risk

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

  3. risk, peril, dangerverb

    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, perilverb

    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, perilverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perilnoun

    Synonyms:
    danger, hazard, jeopardy, risk, venture

  2. perilverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perilnoun

    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. 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.

  2. Oliver Wendell Holmes:

    As life is action and passion, it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

  3. Matt Travis:

    We generally had try to fly under the radar, knowing how fraught with peril this election might be because of the non-traditional way the votes would eventually be tabulated and the timing of that... we tried to kind of filter out that noise.

  4. Mark Goldstone:

    Doug's dramatic act of aerial civil disobedience was a cry that our democracy is in peril unless ordinary citizens feel free to speak up and have their voices heard by their government.

  5. Jerry Brown:

    I find that conditions of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exists in Siskiyou County.


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