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Dangerous or exciting situations - thesaurus

Synonyms

danger

noun

a situation in which harm, death, damage, or destruction is possible

crisis

noun

an urgent, difficult, or dangerous situation

emergency

noun

an unexpected situation involving danger in which immediate action is necessary

adventure

noun

an exciting, unusual, and sometimes dangerous experience

escapade

noun

something exciting or dangerous that someone is involved in

minefield

noun

a situation or process with many possible problems or dangers

havoc

noun

a situation in which there is a lot of damage or destruction, or in which something cannot continue in its normal way because of problems

precipice

noun

a very dangerous situation

a near thing

a situation in which you just managed to avoid danger

a matter of life and death

a serious or dangerous situation that you must deal with immediately in order to prevent something bad from happening

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abyss

noun

mainly journalism a very frightening or dangerous situation, or one in which there seems to be no hope

a close call/shave/thing

a dangerous or unpleasant situation that you have just succeeded in avoiding

a close shave

a situation in which you only just avoid something dangerous or unpleasant

action

noun

informal all the exciting or important events that happen in a particular situation or place

a disaster waiting to happen

used for saying that a situation is likely to develop in a very bad way

an accident waiting to happen

a situation that is likely to cause an accident

brush

noun

a short experience of a dangerous or unpleasant situation

caldron

an American spelling of cauldron

carnage

noun

a situation in which there is a lot of death and destruction

cauldron

noun

mainly journalism a dangerous or exciting situation where you cannot be sure what will happen next

cliffhanger

noun

informal a situation in which it is not clear what will happen next

conflagration

noun

formal a situation in which there is a lot of violence or destruction

crisis

noun

a dangerous situation in someone’s personal or professional life when something could fail

crucible

noun

an environment that is very dangerous, difficult, or exciting

danger

noun

a situation in which something unpleasant might happen

dangerous ground

noun

a situation or subject that might cause problems, for example because people disagree strongly about it

Doomsday scenario

an extremely serious or dangerous situation that could end in death or destruction

emergency

noun

an unexpected situation in which immediate action is necessary to prevent a bad situation from becoming worse

extremity

noun

formal a very bad situation, such as being very ill, injured, or poor

flashpoint

noun

a situation in which serious problems are likely to develop

the fray

noun

an exciting activity or situation in which someone competes with other people

fright

noun

an experience that makes you feel suddenly afraid

furor

noun

a furore

furore

noun

a lot of anger, excitement, or activity caused by a particular event or situation

high-wire act

something that you have to do very slowly or carefully, because it involves a lot of risk

inferno

noun

literary an extremely dangerous situation, especially one in which people die

instability

noun

a situation that keeps changing, so that you are worried about what might happen

knife-edge

noun

a situation in which a slight change could have a very dangerous effect

nail-biter

noun

informal a situation that makes you excited or worried, for example a film that frightens you

noose

noun

a dangerous situation that is difficult to escape from

powder keg

noun

a situation that is dangerous and may become violent

pressure point

noun

a sensitive political situation

stampede

noun

a situation in which a group of people or animals all start to run in a very fast uncontrolled way because they are frightened or excited

storm

noun

a situation in which many people are upset or excited

tempest

noun

a situation in which people are very upset or excited

the thick of something

the most busy, active, or dangerous part of a situation, event, or activity

threat

noun

a situation or an activity that could cause harm or danger

tinderbox

noun

a situation or place that could suddenly become extremely violent or dangerous

trouble

noun

an unpleasant, difficult, or dangerous situation

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