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risky

[ ris-kee ]SEE DEFINITION OF risky

Synonyms for risky

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Antonyms for risky

  • certain
  • definite
  • harmless
  • healthy
  • honest
  • insensitive
  • protected
  • safe
  • secure
  • stable
  • strong
  • sure
  • well
  • assured
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RISKY

Lieut. Rodgers was convinced that this method was too risky and that some other must be devised.

That, if you will excuse my saying so, seems to me rather too risky a venture.

"Too risky to scale that," Frank mused, as he noted the sharp-pointed palings.

"That was a risky thing you did just then," he whispered to Betty.

It pleased her much to anticipate an end to a risky situation.

The attack was risky, a sort of forlorn hope—but he would take the risk.

And then I had a plan—a risky chance, but a chance, just the same.

Mining in these parts isn't the risky kind of business it used to be.

But it will be seen that it is a risky thing to reckon without one's host.

That will be a risky thing, if you like, under the circumstances.

WORD ORIGIN

1825, from risk (n.) + -y (2). Riskful in same sense is from 1793. Related: Riskiness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RISKY

adventurous

adjectivedaring, risk-taking
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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