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Synonyms for precarious
prɪˈkɛər i əs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. precarious, unstable(adj)

    affording no ease or reassurance

    "a precarious truce"

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

    safe, secure, easy

  2. parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-go(adj)

    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"

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

    easy, secure, safe

  3. precarious, shaky(adj)

    not secure; beset with difficulties

    "a shaky marriage"

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

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. precarious

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

    assured, certain, systematic, safe, immutable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. precarious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. precarious(a)

    uncertain, insecure, unassured, doubtful

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  1. Moha Gerehou:

    It has a lot to do with education, because the main bottleneck is in access to universities, leaving low-paid and precarious employment like domestic work or harvesting, where there is rampant exploitation.

  2. Simon Tilford:

    So the burden of adjustment... falls squarely on labor, basically on cutting labor costs, that, politically, is a precarious basis for a currency.

  3. Donald Trump:

    It'd be a very precarious one for Republicans because he'd be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision, you don't want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.

  4. Barack Obama:

    The security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious, the Taliban remains a threat. They've gained ground in some places.

  5. Mike Donilon:

    The American people understand that the economy we had before the pandemic left far too many people behind, and that more and more families were finding that their grip on a middle class life -- and the security it affords -- was precarious. The American people know we can't afford to simply turn the clock back to where we were.

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    A synonym for scanty
    • A. Gumption
    • B. Dearth
    • C. Spurious
    • D. Inaugurate

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