Definition of peril :
1. Danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction.
2. To be in danger.
3. To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life.
fortune, exhibit, baffle, unwrap, hazard, lie in wait, disclose, uncover, foil, expose, scupper, stake, chance, venture, adventure, discover, scotch, ambush, give away, danger, debunk, thwart, menace, let out, break, queer, imperil, risk of exposure, risk of infection, divulge, let on, frustrate, threaten, riskiness, ambuscade, jeopardy, endanger, risk, lurk, luck, safety, bilk, reveal, display, endangerment, bring out, bushwhack, imperilment, jeopardize, jeopardise, spoil, cross, waylay, insecurity
adversity (part of speech: noun)
distress, affliction, hard luck, catastrophe, contretemps, tragedy, ordeal, misery, trial, adversity, woe, bad luck, casualty, torment, blight, tribulation, burden, hard times, poverty, agony, hardship, bane, mishap, curse, trouble, disaster, dolor, destitution, rainy day, difficulty, misfortune, calamity, infliction, poorness, misadventure, grief
danger (part of speech: noun)
study at danger
- Manuel was by no means blind to his peril. - "Plotting in Pirate Seas", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
- And here, my dear Glaucon, is the supreme peril of our human state; and therefore the utmost care should be taken. - "Plato's Republic", Plato.
- Brewster was working in the Bullion, and it might be that he was in peril. - "The Comstock Club", Charles Carroll Goodwin.