Synonyms for peril

Grammar : Noun
Spell : per-uh l
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpɛr əl

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Définition of peril

Origin :
  • c.1200, from Old French peril "danger, risk" (10c.), from Latin periculum "an attempt, trial, experiment; risk, danger," with instrumentive suffix -culum and element also found in experiri "to try," cognate with Greek peria "trial, attempt, experience," empeiros "experienced," Old Irish aire "vigilance," Gothic ferja "watcher," Old English fær "danger, fear" (see fear (n.)).
  • noun danger, risk
Example sentences :
  • But nevertheless he could not leave it behind since it was for this he had incurred his present peril.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • "He would do so at the peril of his life, then," said the captain, fiercely.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Her mind is set on taking it down, yet she will not peril her husband.
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • If peril could bring about unity God could bring it about even more effectively.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • The peril about him was growing—growing, and it was a deadly peril!
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Immediately after escaping from this peril, a still greater one had befallen him.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Go, then, and at the peril of your life, bring me back the Golden Fleece.
  • Extract from : « Tanglewood Tales » by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • In dashed the drunken retainer, and Gulielma was once more in peril.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • It was at the peril of his life he took that desperate leap.
  • Extract from : « Georgie's Present » by Miss Brightwell
  • And in that case, what torment and what peril might not be hers?
  • Extract from : « The Black Bag » by Louis Joseph Vance

Antonyms for peril

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