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risky

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adjective \ˈris-kē\

Simple Definition of risky

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

Full Definition of risky

risk·i·errisk·i·est

  1. :  attended with risk or danger :  hazardous

risk·i·ness noun

Examples of risky

  1. Her plan is too risky.



1827

First Known Use of risky

1827

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>.

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