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1. peril

noun. ['ˈpɛrəl'] a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune.

Synonyms

  • hazard
  • endangerment
  • moral hazard
  • danger
  • health hazard
  • occupational hazard
  • risk
  • jeopardy

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • discolor
  • abstain
  • familiar

Etymology

  • peril (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • periculum (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word peril


1. Noun, singular or mass
Hurricanes, however, may pose a more complicated peril since they often involve wind and flood.

Quotes containing the word peril


1. The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

2. You take people, you put them on a journey, you give them peril, you find out who they really are.
- Joss Whedon

3. Liberty without Learning is always in peril and Learning without Liberty is always in vain.
- John F. Kennedy

2. peril

noun. ['ˈpɛrəl'] a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury.

Synonyms

  • crapshoot
  • danger
  • gamble
  • venture
  • risk

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • worsen
  • break
  • diverge

Etymology

  • peril (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • periculum (Latin)

3. peril

verb. ['ˈpɛrəl'] put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position.

Synonyms

  • bear on
  • impact
  • touch on
  • touch
  • queer
  • affect
  • compromise
  • bear upon
  • endanger
  • expose

Antonyms

  • tense
  • stimulate
  • de-energize
  • strain

Etymology

  • peril (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • periculum (Latin)

4. peril

noun. ['ˈpɛrəl'] a state of danger involving risk.

Synonyms

  • speculativeness
  • danger

Antonyms

  • heterosexual
  • bisexual
  • gladden

Etymology

  • peril (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • periculum (Latin)

5. peril

verb. ['ˈpɛrəl'] pose a threat to; present a danger to.

Synonyms

  • imperil
  • be
  • menace
  • jeopardize
  • exist
  • threaten
  • endanger

Antonyms

  • sedate
  • de-energise
  • disagree
  • competition

Etymology

  • peril (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • periculum (Latin)
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