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Synonyms for precarious
prɪˈkɛər i əspre·car·i·ous

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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precarious

    Synonyms:
    hazardous, peril, ous, uncertain, riskful, unassured, insecure, dubious, doubtful

    Antonyms:
    assured, certain, systematic, safe, immutable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. precarious, unstableadjective

    affording no ease or reassurance

    "a precarious truce"

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

    Antonyms:
    safe, secure, easy

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

    fraught with danger

    "dangerous waters"; "a parlous journey on stormy seas"; "a perilous voyage across the Atlantic in a small boat"; "the precarious life of an undersea diver"; "dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"

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

    Antonyms:
    easy, secure, safe

  3. precarious, shakyadjective

    not secure; beset with difficulties

    "a shaky marriage"

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

    Antonyms:
    secure, easy, safe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precariousadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. precariousadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncertain, insecure, unassured, doubtful

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How to use precarious in a sentence?

  1. Kreg Ruhl:

    When you add to it this re-supply constraint of not being able to move barges up the Mississippi, it puts us in a precarious position.

  2. James Grover Thurber:

    Ours is a precarious language, as every writer knows, in which the merest shadow line often separates affirmation from negation, sense from nonsense, and one sex from the other.

  3. Robert White:

    This puts us in a more precarious position, there’s no doubt about it.

  4. Martin McKee:

    There is an extensive body of research on inequalities in health, which points primarily to the conditions within which people live and work, with the most deprived experiencing precarious income, employment, housing and now even food supply in the UK.

  5. Brian Deese:

    We’re at a precarious moment for the virus and the economy. Without decisive action, we risk falling into a very serious economic hole, even more serious than the crisis we find ourselves.


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