: a person who is willing to do things that involve danger or risk in order to achieve a goal
I'm not much of a risk-taker.

Examples of risk-taker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Travis Kelce Travis Kelce is a fashion risk-taker who sports bold ensembles and ever-changing hairstyles (and facial hair!). Ariana Quihuiz, Peoplemag, 9 May 2024 The vintage style of bangs are made for a stylish risk-taker. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 18 Mar. 2024 As the two begin their climb, Nate’s status as the risk-taker crumbles. Ira Porter, The Christian Science Monitor, 1 Feb. 2024 The biopic tells the story of French artist Philippe Petit's unauthorized high-wire walk between the Twin Towers in 1974, and Gordon-Levitt was lucky enough to learn from the risk-taker himself. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 24 Nov. 2023 Brad, an ambitious and creative risk-taker, is constantly reinventing the company by discovering and inventing new products to adapt to an ever-evolving market. Nick Kasmik, USA TODAY, 31 Aug. 2023 Being the planet of enlightenment, novelty, and progress, Uranus represents your ability to be a risk-taker, capable of making big life changes when the times call for it. Narayana Montúfar, Women's Health, 14 Aug. 2023 The current Prime Minister, the socialist and renowned risk-taker Pedro Sánchez, took the bold gamble to call a snap election after disappointing losses in regional and local elections in May. Yasmeen Serhan, Time, 21 July 2023 Florence Pugh is a risk-taker, both in her choice of roles and her beauty routine. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 19 July 2023

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“Risk-taker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/risk-taker. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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