Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun peril

3 senses of peril

Sense 1
hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment -- (a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune; "drinking alcohol is a health hazard")
       => danger -- (a cause of pain or injury or loss; "he feared the dangers of traveling by air")

Sense 2
riskiness, peril -- (a state of danger involving risk)
       => danger -- (the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury; "you are in no danger"; "there was widespread danger of disease")

Sense 3
risk, peril, danger -- (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")
       => venture -- (any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb peril

2 senses of peril

Sense 1
endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril -- (pose a threat to; present a danger to; "The pollution is endangering the crops")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 2
queer, expose, scupper, endanger, peril -- (put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position)
       => affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch -- (have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?")

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