risky

  • 1risky — UK US /ˈrɪski/ adjective ► involving the possibility that something bad might happen or that something will fail or lose money: »Even over the long run, stocks are risky. »a risky asset/investment »The travel sector is risky for investors. ►… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2Risky — Risk y, a. Attended with risk or danger; hazardous. A risky matter. W. Collins. [1913 Webster] Generalization are always risky. Lowell. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3risky — risky, risqué Risky is the general word meaning ‘involving risk’, whereas the French loanword risqué means ‘slightly indecent’ (especially with reference to humour) and therefore risking shock …

    Modern English usage

  • 4risky — index aleatory (perilous), dangerous, impulsive (rash), insalubrious, insecure, noxious, precarious …

    Law dictionary

  • 5risky — 1826, from RISK (Cf. risk) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6risky — precarious, hazardous, *dangerous, perilous Analogous words: *adventurous, venturesome: chancy, *random, haphazard, hit or miss, happy go lucky …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7risky — [adj] dangerous chancy, delicate, dicey*, endangered, fraught with danger*, going for broke*, hairy*, hanging by a thread*, hazardous, iffy*, insecure, jeopardous, long shot*, not a prayer*, off the deep end*, on slippery ground*, on the spot*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8risky — ► ADJECTIVE (riskier, riskiest) ▪ involving risk. DERIVATIVES riskily adverb riskiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9risky — [ris′kē] adj. riskier, riskiest involving risk; hazardous; dangerous riskily adv. riskiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 10risky */ — UK [ˈrɪskɪ] / US adjective Word forms risky : adjective risky comparative riskier superlative riskiest involving the possibility of danger, harm, or failure I wouldn t do it if I were you – it s too risky. The decision is a politically risky one …

    English dictionary

  • 11risky — risk|y [ rıski ] adjective * involving the possibility of danger, harm, or failure: I wouldn t do it if I were you, it s too risky. The decision is a politically risky one. risky to do something: It would be risky to invest all your money in the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 12risky — adj. risky to + inf. (it s risky to play with fire) * * * [ rɪskɪ] risky to + inf. (it s risky to play with fire) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13risky — adjective involving a risk that something bad will happen; rather dangerous: It s risky to go out so soon after being ill. | a risky investment | a risky business (=a dangerous action or situation): Buying a secondhand car is a risky business.… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14risky — adj. VERBS ▪ be, look, prove, seem, sound ▪ become, get ▪ consider sth, deem sth …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15risky — [[t]rɪ̱ski[/t]] riskier, riskiest ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If an activity or action is risky, it is dangerous or likely to fail. Investing in airlines is a very risky business... It s risky to assume that we know what voters will be… …

    English dictionary

  • 16risky — risk|y [ˈrıski] adj involving a risk that something bad will happen = ↑dangerous ▪ Doctors say it s too risky to try and operate. ▪ Buying a secondhand car is a risky business . >riskiness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17risky — / rɪski/ adjective dangerous or which may cause harm ● We lost all our money in some risky ventures in South America. ▪▪▪ ‘…while the bank has scaled back some of its more risky trading operations, it has retained its status as a top rate… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 18risky — / rɪski/ adjective dangerous or which may cause harm ● We lost all our money in some risky ventures in South America. ▪▪▪ ‘…while the bank has scaled back some of its more risky trading operations, it has retained its status as a top rate… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 19risky — riskily, adv. riskiness, n. /ris kee/, adj., riskier, riskiest. attended with or involving risk; hazardous: a risky undertaking. [1820 30; RISK + Y1] Syn. dangerous, perilous. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20risky — adjective Dangerous, involving risks. Investing in this start up company could be risky. Syn: hazardous, dangerous, perilous Ant: riskless, safe See Also …

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