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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:

    danger, risk, jeopardy, hazard

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How to use peril in a sentence?

  1. President Harry Truman, Public Papers of the President of the United States: Harry S. Truman - 1951 U.S. Gov. 1966 p1063:

    Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - and on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - and we will neglect it at our peril.

  2. John F. Kennedy:

    Liberty without learning is always in peril learning without liberty is always in vain.

  3. Henry Kissinger:

    The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision.

  4. 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.

  5. Tawatchai Thaikaew:

    The media know that the children are in a difficult situation, they have overcome peril and if you ask risky questions then it could break the law, we don't know what wounds the kids are carrying in the hearts.


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