Synonyms for hazard

Synonyms for (noun) hazard

Synonyms: hazard

Definition: an obstacle on a golf course

Similar words: obstacle

Definition: an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)


Synonyms: fortune, luck, chance, hazard

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

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

Similar words: phenomenon

Definition: any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning


Synonyms: hazard, jeopardy, risk, peril, endangerment

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

Usage: drinking alcohol is a health hazard

Similar words: danger

Definition: a cause of pain or injury or loss

Usage: he feared the dangers of traveling by air

Synonyms for (verb) hazard

Synonyms: pretend, guess, hazard, venture

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

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

Similar words: speculate

Definition: talk over conjecturally, or review in an idle or casual way and with an element of doubt or without sufficient reason to reach a conclusion

Usage: We were speculating whether the President had to resign after the scandal


Synonyms: take a chance, take chances, adventure, run a risk, chance, hazard, gamble, risk

Definition: take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

Usage: When you buy these stocks you are gambling

Similar words: essay, seek, assay, attempt, try

Definition: make an effort or attempt

Usage: He tried to shake off his fears; The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps; The police attempted to stop the thief; He sought to improve himself; She always seeks to do good in the world


Synonyms: jeopardize, adventure, stake, hazard, venture

Definition: put at risk

Usage: I will stake my good reputation for this

Similar words: risk, put on the line, lay on the line

Definition: expose to a chance of loss or damage

Usage: We risked losing a lot of money in this venture; Why risk your life?; She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong