What is the meaning of peril?

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  • A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune.
    • usage: "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"
  • A state of danger involving risk.
  • A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury.
    • usage: "he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"; "there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"


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APAWordNet. (2010). peril. Retrieved February 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/peril/definitions/1301230
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "peril" http://smartdefine.org/peril/definitions/1301230 (accessed February 19, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, peril, Smart Define, viewed 19 February, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/peril/definitions/1301230>.
MLAWordNet. "peril" 23 October 2010. Web. 19 February 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/peril/definitions/1301230>
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