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noun as in hazard, trap

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The pair of films that would follow—Se7en and The Game—avoided many of the pitfalls that befell Aliens3.

How long can they sustain this momentum without falling victim to the same pitfalls as nearly every other long-running series?

In short, we know as women that being objectified has many, many pitfalls.

Still, she acknowledges the pitfalls and shortcomings of the tests, including their low efficacy.

But what started as an investigation into the potential pitfalls of drug testing resulted in just the opposite, she says.

This knowledge of the end we must, therefore, put down as one of the most dangerous pitfalls which beset the writers of history.

It is really a dry glacier here but with snow frozen over the surface making many pitfalls.

In a valley where there are many individual farms and little villages, the coolies' path is well beset with pitfalls and with gin.

Does he not make men fragile and place them amidst pitfalls?

How he managed to steer clear of the many snares and pitfalls laid for him in the course of his career puzzled a good many men.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pitfalls, such as: peril, risk, danger, snag, difficulty, and drawback.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.