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Synonyms for hazardˈhæz ərd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment(noun)

    a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune

    "drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

    Synonyms:
    luck, jeopardy, chance, risk, peril, fortune, riskiness, risk of infection, risk of exposure, hazard, danger, endangerment

  2. luck, fortune, chance, hazard(noun)

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

    "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"

    Synonyms:
    circumstances, luck, jeopardy, chance, lot, risk, destiny, fortune, prospect, hazard, peril, portion, fate, opportunity, probability, endangerment

  3. hazard(verb)

    an obstacle on a golf course

    Synonyms:
    jeopardy, peril, fortune, luck, chance, endangerment, risk

  4. guess, venture, pretend, hazard(verb)

    put forward, of a guess, in spite of possible refutation

    "I am guessing that the price of real estate will rise again"; "I cannot pretend to say that you are wrong"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, guess, run a risk, imagine, infer, opine, adventure, gauge, dissemble, make believe, gamble, sham, chance, reckon, suppose, embark, venture, estimate, affect, hazard, think, jeopardize, stake, act, take chances, approximate, profess, judge, take a chance, risk, make, feign

  5. venture, hazard, adventure, stake, jeopardize(verb)

    put at risk

    "I will stake my good reputation for this"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, impale, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, back, take chances, gage, endanger, threaten, peril, menace, imperil, embark, venture, hazard, jeopardise, jeopardize, stake, adventure, punt, take a chance, post, risk, bet on, game

  6. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance(verb)

    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, encounter, happen, guess, run a risk, chance, gamble, bump, adventure, venture, hazard, jeopardize, stake, take chances, find, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line, risk

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hazard

    Hazard is the incurring the possibility of loss or harm for the possibility of benefit; danger may have no compensating alternative. In hazard the possibilities of gain or loss are nearly balanced; in risk the possibility of loss is the chief thought; the foolhardy take great risks in mere wantonness; in chance and venture the hope of good predominates; we speak of a merchant's venture, but of an insurance company's risk; one may be driven by circumstances to run a risk; he freely seeks a venture; we speak of the chance of winning, the hazard or risk of losing. Accidents are incalculable; casualties may be to a certain extent anticipated; death and wounds are casualties of battle, certain to happen to some, but uncertain as to whom or how many. A contingency is simply an indeterminable future event, which may or may not be attended with danger or risk. See ACCIDENT; DANGER.

    Synonyms:
    accident, casualty, chance, contingency, danger, fortuity, jeopardy, peril, risk, venture

    Antonyms:
    assurance, certainty, necessity, plan, protection, safeguard, safety, security, surety

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hazard(n.)

    Synonyms:
    chance, casualty, accident, fortuitous event

  2. hazard(n.)

    Synonyms:
    danger, peril, risk, jeopardy

  3. hazard(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    venture, adventure, risk, jeopard, peril, imperil, endanger, put in danger, put at hazard

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

danger, risk, hazards, dangers, risks, dangerous, jeopardy, threat, gambling, peril, likelihood


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