precariousness
noun see precarious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • precariousness — index danger, doubt (indecision), hazard, jeopardy, peril, predicament, risk Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • precariousness — noun A state of being uncertain or unstable. The precariousness of political relations between the two countries could lead to war …   Wiktionary

  • precariousness — precarious ► ADJECTIVE 1) not securely held or in position; likely to fall. 2) dependent on chance; uncertain. DERIVATIVES precariously adverb precariousness noun. ORIGIN Latin precarius obtained by entreaty , from prex prayer …   English terms dictionary

  • precariousness — noun 1. extreme dangerousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precarious • Hypernyms: ↑dangerousness 2. being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance the uncertainty of the outcome the precariousness of his income …   Useful english dictionary

  • Precariousness — Precarious Pre*ca ri*ous, a. [L. precarius obtained by begging or prayer, depending on request or on the will of another, fr. precari to pray, beg. See {Pray}.] 1. Depending on the will or pleasure of another; held by courtesy; liable to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precariousness — See precariously. * * * …   Universalium

  • precariousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or condition of being physically unsteady: instability, ricketiness, shakiness, unstableness, unsteadiness, wobbliness. See FLEXIBLE. 2. The quality or condition of being erratic and undependable:… …   English dictionary for students

  • precariousness — pre car·i·ous·ness || prɪ kerɪənɪs / keÉ™r n. risk, peril; danger, hazard; insecurity, instability, unsureness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precariousness — pre·car·i·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • precariousness — See: precarious …   English dictionary

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