Examples of risky in a Sentence
Her plan is too risky.
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To be sure, closing the Ritz Paris completely for the first time in its then 114-year history was risky, general manager Christian A. Boyens said at the time.
WKU is far better positioned for long-term success, and while the 35-year-old Sanford was a bit of a risky hire, his energy and enthusiasm will continue to recruit plenty of talent to stock a program already on a nice roll.
A remotely controlled, crewless tank could go into hazardous situations too risky for human crews.
Such ruses have been common in Brazilian workplaces, but are risky.
But that’s partly because the riskiest bets have moved to unregulated corners of the global financial system.
Deep liking (a.k.a. going deep on a person's Instagram feed and liking posts from long ago) a potential love interest is a risky move at best, super creepy at worst.
In water with higher CO2, the dominant species were willing to adapt to riskier habitats, preferring bare surfaces instead of turf while subordinate species were nearby.
Arrivals have grown this summer around Europe, notably as more people are taking the risky sea journey from Libya.
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First Known Use of risky
Synonymsgrave, grievous, hazardous, jeopardizing, menacing, parlous, perilous, dangerous, serious, threatening, unhealthy, unsafe, venturesome
Antonymsharmless, innocent, innocuous, nonhazardous, nonthreatening, safe, unthreatening
Related Wordsdicey, insecure, precarious, treacherous, uncertain; ultrahazardous; chance, haphazard, random; distressing, sickening, unpleasant; ugly, wicked; adverse, bad, baleful, baneful, deleterious, detrimental, evil, harmful, hurtful, ill, inimical, injurious, malignant, nasty, noxious, pernicious, pestilent; deadly, deathly, destructive, dire, fatal, fateful, fell, killer, lethal, mortal, murderous
Near Antonymsadvantageous, beneficial, good; ultrasafe
Synonym Discussion of risky
- soldiers on a dangerous mission
- claims that smoking is hazardous to your health
- earned a precarious living by gambling
- perilous mountain roads
- shied away from risky investments
RISKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of risky for English Language Learners
: involving the possibility of something bad or unpleasant happening : involving risk
RISKY Defined for Kids
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