precarious synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term precarious:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. precarious, unstableadjective

    affording no ease or reassurance

    Synonyms:
    mentally ill, perilous, parlous, precarious, shaky, unstable, touch-and-go, unsound, fluid

    Antonyms:
    safe, secure, easy

  2. parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-goadjective

    fraught with danger

    Synonyms:
    parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-go, unstable, shaky

    Antonyms:
    easy, secure, safe

  3. precarious, shakyadjective

    not secure; beset with difficulties

    Synonyms:
    shivering, wobbly, trembling, perilous, parlous, rickety, shaky, wonky, unstable, touch-and-go, precarious

    Antonyms:
    secure, easy, safe

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precarious

    Uncertain is applied to things that human knowledge can not certainly determine or that human power can not certainly control; precarious originally meant dependent on the will of another, and now, by extension of meaning, dependent on chance or hazard, with manifest unfavorable possibility verging toward probability; as, one holds office by a precarious tenure, or land by a precarious title; the strong man's hold on life is uncertain, the invalid's is precarious.

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, equivocal, hazardous, insecure, perilous, risky, unassured, uncertain, unsettled, unstable, unsteady

    Antonyms:
    actual, assured, certain, firm, immutable, incontestable, infallible, real, settled, stable, steady, strong, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unquestionable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precariousadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncertain, unsettled, unsteady, doubtful, dubious, equivocal, insecure, not to be depended upon

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

insecure, fragile, uncertain, unstable, tenuous, volatile, shaky, unsafe, uneasy, poor, delicate, weak, dangerous, substandard, perilous



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