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Definition 1: a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury - [noun denoting act]

Samples where peril or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
  • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

Synonyms for peril in the sense of this definition

(peril is a kind of ...) any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome

(... is a kind of peril ) a risk involving danger

"you take a chance when you let her drive"

(... is a kind of peril ) a risky and uncertain venture

"getting admitted to the college of your choice has become a crapshoot"

(... is a kind of peril ) a risky act or venture

Definition 2: a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune - [noun denoting state]

Samples where peril or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Synonyms for peril in the sense of this definition

(peril is a kind of ...) a cause of pain or injury or loss

"he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

(... is a kind of peril ) hazard to the health of those exposed to it

(... is a kind of peril ) (economics) the lack of any incentive to guard against a risk when you are protected against it (as by insurance)

"insurance companies are exposed to a moral hazard if the insured party is not honest"

(... is a kind of peril ) any condition of a job that can result in illness or injury

(... is a kind of peril ) a constant and imminent peril

"the possibility hangs over their heads like the sword of Damocles"

Definition 3: a state of danger involving risk - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for peril in the sense of this definition

(peril is a kind of ...) the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury

"you are in no danger" "there was widespread danger of disease"

(... is a kind of peril ) financial risk

"he rejected stocks that didn't pay dividends because of their speculativeness"

Definition 4: put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for peril in the sense of this definition

(peril is a kind of ...) have an effect upon

"Will the new rules affect me?"

(... is a kind of peril ) expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute

"The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

Definition 5: pose a threat to; present a danger to - [verb of stative]

Samples where peril or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pollution is endangering the crops

Synonyms for peril in the sense of this definition

(peril is a kind of ...) have an existence, be extant

"Is there a God?"

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