adjective \ˈris-kē\

: involving the possibility of something bad or unpleasant happening : involving risk


Full Definition of RISKY

:  attended with risk or danger :  hazardous
risk·i·ness noun

Examples of RISKY

  1. Her plan is too risky.

First Known Use of RISKY


Synonym Discussion of RISKY

dangerous, hazardous, precarious, perilous, risky mean bringing or involving the chance of loss or injury. dangerous applies to something that may cause harm or loss unless dealt with carefully <soldiers on a dangerous mission>. hazardous implies great and continuous risk of harm or failure <claims that smoking is hazardous to your health>. precarious suggests both insecurity and uncertainty <earned a precarious living by gambling>. perilous strongly implies the immediacy of danger <perilous mountain roads>. risky often applies to a known and accepted danger <shied away from risky investments>.

Rhymes with RISKY

RISKIER Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈris-kē\

Definition of RISKY for Kids

:  dangerous 1


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