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Risks, threats and dangers - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

endangerment

noun

the act of putting someone or something in danger

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a leap in the dark

something that you do without knowing the full situation and without knowing what the possible results might be

a risky/serious/tricky etc. business

used for saying that something is dangerous/serious etc.

brinkmanship

noun

the act of deliberately taking risks and making a situation as bad as it can be in order to force a particular result

calculated risk

noun

a risk that you take after carefully considering the possible results

chicken

noun

a situation in which two groups or countries threaten each other until one gives the other what they want

dead hand

noun

literary a strong harmful influence that something continues to have

death trap

noun

informal a place, building, or vehicle that is in such bad condition that it could be dangerous to people

exposure

noun

the state of being put into a situation in which something harmful or dangerous might affect you

fear

noun

the possibility that something bad will happen

flier

noun

Americaninformal a project that involves risks or that is dangerous

gamble

noun

an action or plan that involves risks but will bring important benefits if it is successful

maw

noun

literary something that seems to open up and suck you in completely

menace

noun

a threatening quality or feeling

occupational hazard

noun

a danger or illness that is a risk for people doing a particular job

plague

noun

something that is very common and harmful

public enemy number one

noun

something or someone that people believe is the biggest threat to their lives at that particular time

risk-taking

noun

an action or activity in which someone takes risks to achieve a benefit

security risk

noun

a danger to the safety of a country or organization

sword of Damocles

noun

literary something that is always present as a danger or a threat to a person, place, or situation

threat

noun

a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger

Trojan horse

noun

someone or something that seems good or helpful to a person or organization but whose real purpose is to harm or destroy them

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