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

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

    safe, secure, easy

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

    fraught with danger

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

    easy, secure, safe

  3. precarious, shakyadjective

    not secure; beset with difficulties

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

    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.

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precariousadjective

    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