low-risk

adjective

1
: not likely to result in failure, harm, or injury : not having a lot of risk
low-risk investments
2
: less likely than others to get a particular disease, condition, or injury
low-risk patients

Examples of low-risk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some might be aggressive investors, comfortable with high-risk, high-reward scenarios, while others may prefer conservative, low-risk investment options like bonds or savings accounts. True Tamplin, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 But after injuries played a big part in another 100-loss season for the Royals in 2023, the relatively low-risk deal to add Frazier to the mix makes sense. Dave Skretta, Baltimore Sun, 27 Jan. 2024 But don’t confuse money market accounts with money market mutual funds, which invest in short-term, low-risk debt instruments. Jeanne Sahadi, CNN, 31 Jan. 2024 Now that nearly half of all Sacramento County residents are fully vaccinated (and outdoor exercise is understood to be low-risk), Bike Party has returned to its normal operations — and riders are grateful to be back. Zoe Larkin, Sacramento Bee, 30 Jan. 2024 This kind of technology is very ubiquitous in both high- and low-risk contexts. IEEE Spectrum, 28 Jan. 2024 Problems were first flagged in 2018, but the problem was initially deemed too low-risk to merit a recall as the trim parts were relatively small, and Ford closed an investigation into the issue in 2021. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2024 Ganguli studied patients who received a routine electrocardiogram before a low-risk cataract surgery. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 12 Jan. 2024 This educational series delves into various management strategies, including active surveillance for low-risk cases, surgical intervention through prostatectomy, radiation therapy, and the emerging approach of focal therapy. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Low-risk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low-risk. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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