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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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Rhymes with Peril

  • sterile
  • purile
  • ofarrell
  • ocarroll
  • o'carroll
  • apparel
  • wehrle
  • verrall
  • therrell
  • there'll
  • terrill
  • terrell
  • terrel
  • terral
  • sheryl
  • sherrell
  • sharyl
  • meryll
  • meryl
  • merrill
  • merrell
  • karel
  • jheryl
  • jerrell
  • jerel
  • herrle
  • herrell
  • harrell
  • ferrall
  • ferol

How do you pronounce peril?

Pronounce peril as ˈpɛrəl.

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Sentences with peril


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

Quotes about 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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