Definitions For Peril


  • A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
  • A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
  • A state of danger involving risk
  • The possibility that you will be hurt or killed or that something unpleasant or bad will happen
  • Something that is likely to cause injury, pain, harm, or loss


  • Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
  • Pose a threat to; present a danger to

Is Peril a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Peril is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Peril in a Sentence

  • People are unaware of the peril these miners face each day.
  • She described global warming as “a growing peril.”
  • A tribute to the men and women who, as firefighters, peril their lives daily

Synonyms for Peril

Antonyms for Peril

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