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{adj: alarmed} experiencing a sudden sense of danger

{adj: alert, alive, awake} (usually followed by `to') showing acute awareness; mentally perceptive
"alert to the problems"
"alive to what is going on"
"awake to the dangers of her situation"
"was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

{adj: appreciated, apprehended, comprehended} fully understood or grasped
"dangers not yet appreciated"
"these apprehended truths"
"a thing comprehended is a thing known as fully as it can be known"

{adj: apprehensive, worried} mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
"apprehensive about her job"
"not used to a city and worried about small things"
"felt apprehensive about the consequences"

{adj: apprehensive} in fear or dread of possible evil or harm
"apprehensive for one's life"
"apprehensive of danger"

{adj: argus-eyed, open-eyed, vigilant, wakeful, watchful} carefully observant or attentive; on the lookout for possible danger
"a policy of open-eyed awareness"
"the vigilant eye of the town watch"
"there was a watchful dignity in the room"
"a watchful parent with a toddler in tow"

{adj: at hand, close at hand, imminent, impendent, impending} close in time; about to occur
"retribution is at hand"
"some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"
"in imminent danger"
"his impending retirement"

{adj: braced} positioned so as to be ready for confrontation or danger
"he stood to attention with his shoulders braced"

{adj: brave, courageous} possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching
"Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville
"a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth
"set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
<-> cowardly

{adj: clear} clear to the mind
"a clear and present danger"
"a clear explanation"
"a clear case of murder"
"a clear indication that she was angry"
"gave us a clear idea of human nature"
<-> unclear

{adj: clear} free from contact or proximity or connection
"we were clear of the danger"
"the ship was clear of the reef"

{adj: compromising} vulnerable to danger especially of discredit or suspicion
"she found herself in a compromising situation"

{adj: cursed, damned, doomed, unredeemed, unsaved} in danger of the eternal punishment of hell
"poor damned souls"

{adj: dangerous, unsafe} involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
"a dangerous criminal"
"a dangerous bridge"
"unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
<-> safe

{adj: desperate, dire} fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless
"a desperate illness"
"on all fronts the Allies were in a desperate situation due to lack of materiel"- G.C.Marshall
"a dire emergency"

{adj: endangered} (of flora or fauna) in imminent danger of extinction
"an endangered species"

{adj: evasive} avoiding or escaping from difficulty or danger especially enemy fire
"pilots are taught to take evasive action"

{adj: extreme} far beyond a norm in quantity or amount or degree; to an utmost degree
"an extreme example"
"extreme temperatures"
"extreme danger"

{adj: fail-safe} eliminating danger by compensating automatically for a failure or malfunction
"a fail-safe device in a nuclear weapon to deactivate it automatically in the event of accident"

{adj: foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless} marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
"foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"
"became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay
"a reckless driver"
"a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest"

{adj: fraught, pregnant} filled with or attended with
"words fraught with meaning"
"an incident fraught with danger"
"a silence pregnant with suspense"

{adj: game, gamy, gamey, gritty, mettlesome, spirited, spunky} willing to face danger

{adj: gutsy, plucky} marked by courage and determination in the face of difficulties or danger; robust and uninhibited
"you have to admire her; it was a gutsy thing to do"
"the gutsy...intensity of her musical involvement"-Judith Crist
"a gutsy red wine"
<-> gutless

{adj: hazardous, risky, wild} involving risk or danger
"skydiving is a hazardous sport"
"extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"
"a wild financial scheme"

{adj: heedless, thoughtless, unheeding} marked by or paying little heed or attention
"We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics"--Franklin D. Roosevelt
"heedless of danger"
"heedless of the child's crying"
<-> heedful

{adj: kafkaesque} characterized by surreal distortion and a sense of impending danger
"the kafkaesque terror of the endless interrogations"

{adj: major} of greater seriousness or danger
"a major earthquake"
"a major hurricane"
"a major illness"
<-> minor

{adj: minor} of lesser seriousness or danger
"suffered only minor injuries"
"some minor flooding"
"a minor tropical disturbance"
<-> major

{adj: nervy} showing or requiring courage and contempt of danger
"the nervy feats of mountaineers"

{adj: off the hook} freed from danger or blame or obligation
"I let him off the hook with a mild reprimand"

{adj: parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-go} fraught with danger
"dangerous waters"
"a parlous journey on stormy seas"
"a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"
"the precarious life of an undersea diver"
"dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"

{adj: precautionary, precautional} taken in advance to protect against possible danger or failure
"gave precautionary advice"
"I would take precautionary steps to keep him away"

{adj: protected, secure} kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss
"the most protected spot I could find"
<-> unprotected

{adj: rescued, reclaimed} delivered from danger

{adj: safe and sound, unhurt} free from danger or injury
"the children were found safe and sound"

{adj: safe} free from danger or the risk of harm
"a safe trip"
"you will be safe here"
"a safe place"
"a safe bet"
<-> dangerous

{adj: secure} free from danger or risk
"secure from harm"
"his fortune was secure"
"made a secure place for himself in his field"
<-> insecure

{adj: sheltered} protected from danger or bad weather
"a sheltered harbor"

{adj: spartan} resolute in the face of pain or danger or adversity
"spartan courage"

{adj: surmountable} capable of being surmounted or overcome
"situations of measurable and surmountable danger"
<-> insurmountable

{adj: troubled} characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need
"troubled areas"
"fell into a troubled sleep"
"a troubled expression"
"troubled teenagers"
<-> untroubled

{adj: unafraid, fearless} oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them
<-> afraid

{adj: unapprehensive} not recognizing or slow to recognize danger

{adj: unattended} lacking accompaniment or a guard or escort
"unattended women"
"problems unattended with danger"

{adj: unaware, incognizant} (often followed by `of') not aware
"seemed unaware of the scrutiny"
"unaware of the danger they were in"
"unaware of the newborn hope"
"the most unaware person I've known"
<-> aware

{adj: unblinking, unflinching, unintimidated, unshrinking} not shrinking from danger

{adj: unwary} not alert to danger or deception
"the shrieks of unwary animals taken by surprise"
"some thieves prey especially on unwary travelers"
"seduce the unwary reader into easy acquiescence"- O.J.Campbell
<-> wary

{adj: warm} uncomfortable because of possible danger or trouble
"made things warm for the bookies"

{adv: blissfully} in a blissful manner
"he was blissfully unaware of the danger"

{adv: forcibly} in a forcible manner
"keep in mind the dangers of imposing our own values and prejudices too forcibly"

{adv: particularly, peculiarly, especially, specially} to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common
"he was particularly fussy about spelling"
"a particularly gruesome attack"
"under peculiarly tragic circumstances"
"an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"

{adv: securely, firmly} in a secure manner; in a manner free from danger
"she held the child securely"

{n: Lloyd, Harold Lloyd, Harold Clayton Lloyd} United States comic actor in silent films; he used physical danger as a source of comedy (1893-1971)

{n: ability, power} possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done
"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
<-> inability

{n: admonition, monition, warning, word of advice} cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger)

{n: alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum} an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

{n: alarm, dismay, consternation} fear resulting from the awareness of danger

{n: alert, alerting} a warning serves to make you more alert to danger

{n: all clear} a signal (usually a siren) that danger is over

{n: attractive nuisance} anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm
"their swimming pool is an attractive nuisance; they should fence it in"

{n: averting} the act of preventing something from occurring
"averting danger was his responsibility"

{n: bait, decoy, lure} something used to lure victims into danger

{n: black rhinoceros, Diceros bicornis} African rhino; in danger of extinction

{n: boldness, daring, hardiness, hardihood} the trait of being willing to undertake things that involve risk or danger
"the proposal required great boldness"
"the plan required great hardiness of heart"
<-> timidity

{n: brush} contact with something dangerous or undesirable
"I had a brush with danger on my way to work"
"he tried to avoid any brushes with the police"

{n: caution, cautiousness, carefulness} the trait of being cautious; being attentive to possible danger
"a man of caution"
<-> incaution

{n: caution, precaution, care, forethought} judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
"he exercised caution in opening the door"
"he handled the vase with care"

{n: chance} a risk involving danger
"you take a chance when you let her drive"

{n: circumference} the boundary line encompassing an area or object
"he had walked the full circumference of his land"
"a danger to all races over the whole circumference of the globe"

{n: clear and present danger} a standard for judging when freedom of speech can be abridged
"no one has a right to shout `fire' in a crowded theater when there is no fire because such an action would pose a clear and present danger to public safety"

{n: common opossum, Didelphis virginiana, Didelphis marsupialis} omnivorous opossum of the eastern United States; noted for feigning death when in danger; esteemed as food in some areas; considered same species as the crab-eating opossum of South America

{n: coolness, nervelessness} fearless self-possession in the face of danger

{n: courage, courageousness, bravery, braveness} a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
<-> cowardice

{n: crisis} an unstable situation of extreme danger or difficulty
"they went bankrupt during the economic crisis"

{n: crossbones} two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death

{n: danger line} a line beyond which it is dangerous to go

{n: danger zone} a dangerous area

{n: danger} a cause of pain or injury or loss
"he feared the dangers of traveling by air"

{n: danger} a dangerous place
"He moved out of danger"

{n: danger} the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury
"you are in no danger"
"there was widespread danger of disease"
<-> safety

{n: decoy, steerer} a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)

{n: distress} a state of adversity (danger or affliction or need)
"a ship in distress"
"she was the classic maiden in distress"

{n: emergency, exigency, pinch} a sudden unforeseen crisis (usually involving danger) that requires immediate action
"he never knew what to do in an emergency"

{n: escape} an avoidance of danger or difficulty
"that was a narrow escape"

{n: exfiltration operation} a clandestine rescue operation to bring a defector or refugee or an operative and family out of danger

{n: fear, fearfulness, fright} an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
<-> fearlessness

{n: hazard, jeopardy, peril, risk, endangerment} a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
"drinking alcohol is a health hazard"

{n: heroism, gallantry, valor, valour, valorousness, valiance, valiancy} the qualities of a hero or heroine; exceptional or heroic courage when facing danger (especially in battle)
"he showed great heroism in battle"
"he received a medal for valor"

{n: incaution, incautiousness} the trait of forgetting or ignoring possible danger
<-> caution

{n: insecurity} the state of being subject to danger or injury
<-> security

{n: menace, threat} something that is a source of danger
"earthquakes are a constant threat in Japan"

{n: ostrich} a person who refuses to face reality or recognize the truth (a reference to the popular notion that the ostrich hides from danger by burying its head in the sand)

{n: precaution, safeguard, guard} a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.
"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"
"an insurance policy is a good safeguard"
"we let our guard down"

{n: presence, front} the immediate proximity of someone or something
"she blushed in his presence"
"he sensed the presence of danger"
"he was well behaved in front of company"

{n: preservation, saving} the activity of protecting something from loss or danger

{n: preserver} someone who keeps safe from harm or danger

{n: recklessness, foolhardiness, rashness} the trait of giving little thought to danger

{n: recovery, retrieval} the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)

{n: red alert} the highest level of alert when an attack by the enemy seems immanent (or more generally a state of alert resulting from immanent danger)

{n: red light, warning light} a cautionary sign of danger

{n: refuge, sanctuary, asylum} a shelter from danger or hardship

{n: rescue operation} an operation organized to free from danger or confinement

{n: rescue, deliverance, delivery, saving} recovery or preservation from loss or danger
"work is the deliverance of mankind"
"a surgeon's job is the saving of lives"

{n: rescuer, recoverer, saver} someone who saves something from danger or violence

{n: risk, peril, danger} a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
"he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime"
"there was a danger he would do the wrong thing"

{n: riskiness, peril} a state of danger involving risk

{n: safety} the state of being certain that adverse effects will not be caused by some agent under defined conditions
"insure the safety of the children"
"the reciprocal of safety is risk"
<-> danger

{n: salvage} the act of saving goods or property that were in danger of damage or destruction

{n: savior, saviour, rescuer, deliverer} a person who rescues you from harm or danger

{n: secureness} the state of freedom from fear or danger
<-> insecureness

{n: security} the state of being free from danger or injury
"we support the armed services in the name of national security"
<-> insecurity

{n: sense} a general conscious awareness
"a sense of security"
"a sense of happiness"
"a sense of danger"
"a sense of self"

{n: shadow} refuge from danger or observation
"he felt secure in his father's shadow"

{n: shelter} a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

{n: skull and crossbones} emblem warning of danger or death

{n: stress, strain} difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
"she endured the stresses and strains of life"
"he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

{n: torpedo} a small explosive device that is placed on a railroad track and fires when a train runs over it; the sound of the explosion warns the engineer of danger ahead

{n: waking} the state of remaining awake
"days of danger and nights of waking"
<-> sleeping

{n: warning} a message informing of danger

{v: alarm, alert} warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
"The empty house alarmed him"
"We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"

{v: carry} have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
"This new washer carries a two year guarantee"
"The loan carries a high interest rate"
"this undertaking carries many dangers"
"She carries her mother's genes"
"These bonds carry warrants"
"The restaurant carries an unusual name"

{v: check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back} hold back, as of a danger or an enemy ; check the expansion or influence of
"Arrest the downward trend"
"Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"
"Contain the rebel movement"
"Turn back the tide of communism"

{v: compromise} expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
"The nuclear secrets of the state were compromised by the spy"

{v: endanger, jeopardize, jeopardise, menace, threaten, imperil, peril} pose a threat to ; present a danger to
"The pollution is endangering the crops"

{v: guard, ward} watch over or shield from danger or harm ; protect
"guard my possessions while I'm away"

{v: hit the dirt, hit the deck} fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
"The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire"

{v: incur} make oneself subject to ; bring upon oneself ; become liable to
"People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"

{v: keep, preserve} maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
"May God keep you"

{v: protect} shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

{v: redirect, airt} channel into a new direction
"redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists"

{v: shield, screen} protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm

{v: tear} to separate or be separated by force
"planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"

{v: threaten} to be a menacing indication of something:"The clouds threaten rain"
"Danger threatens"

{v: underestimate, underrate} make too low an estimate of
"he underestimated the work that went into the renovation"
"Don't underestimate the danger of such a raft trip on this river"
<-> overestimate

{v: venture, embark} proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"

{v: ward off} avert, turn away, or repel
"Ward off danger"

{v: warn} notify of danger, potential harm, or risk
"The director warned him that he might be fired"
"The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking"


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