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Definitions and Synonyms of life-threatening | Another word for life-threatening | What is life-threatening?

Definition 1: causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where life-threatening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dangerous operation
  • a grave situation
  • a grave illness
  • grievous bodily harm
  • a serious wound
  • a serious turn of events
  • a severe case of pneumonia
  • a life-threatening disease

Synonyms for life-threatening in the sense of this definition

(life-threatening is similar to ...) being in or verging on a state of crisis or emergency

"a critical shortage of food" "a critical illness" "an illness at the critical stage"

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