at one's own peril


somewhat formal
: with full understanding that what one is doing is dangerous and that one is responsible for one's own safety : at one's own risk
No lifeguard is on duty: swim at your own peril.

Examples of at one's own peril in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Once again, the stealthy cookie-baking warrior is to be underestimated at one's own peril. Dalton Ross,, 18 July 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'at one's own peril.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near at one's own peril

Cite this Entry

“At one's own peril.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!