risky

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adjective \ˈris-kē\

Definition of risky

riskier

;

riskiest

  1. :  attended with risk or danger :  hazardous

riskiness

noun

Examples of risky in a Sentence

  1. Her plan is too risky.

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First Known Use of risky

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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


RISKY Defined for English Language Learners

risky

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adjective

Definition of risky for English Language Learners

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


RISKY Defined for Kids

risky

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adjective \ˈris-kē\

Definition of risky for Students

riskier

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riskiest

  1. :  dangerous 1



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