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Risks, threats and dangers - synonyms or related words

risk

noun

the possibility that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen

hazard

noun

something that could be dangerous or could cause damage or accidents

menace

noun

someone or something that is dangerous and likely to cause harm

fear

noun

something bad or unpleasant that you are afraid might happen

threat

noun

someone who might defeat you or might cause problems for you

danger

noun

a person or thing that might harm someone or damage something

peril

noun

mainly literary

danger

gambling

noun

a situation in which you take a risk on something that can give you important benefits

the perils of (doing) something

mainly literary

danger or problems connected with a particular activity

stakes

noun

the things that you can gain or lose by taking a risk, for example in business or politics

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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