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Synonyms for risky
ˈrɪs ki

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazardous, risky, wild(adj)

    involving risk or danger

    "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"

    Synonyms:
    furious, waste, wild, dotty, savage, barbarian, bad, speculative, baseless, violent, untamed, idle, hazardous, uncivilised, fantastic, raving mad, raging, groundless, angry, barbaric, crazy, godforsaken, unfounded, high-risk, tempestuous, uncivilized, gaga, unwarranted

    Antonyms:
    safe, sound

  2. bad, risky, high-risk, speculative(adj)

    not financially safe or secure

    "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"

    Synonyms:
    big, spoiled, uncollectible, questioning, bad, speculative, regretful, hazardous, forged, defective, inquisitive, sorry, tough, spoilt, unsound, wondering(a), high-risk, unfit, wild, notional

    Antonyms:
    safe, sound

Wiktionary

  1. risky(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    dangerous, hazardous, perilous

    Antonyms:
    safe, riskless

  2. risky(adjective)

    Dangerous, involving risks.

    Investing in this start-up company could be risky.

    Synonyms:
    hazardous, dangerous, perilous

    Antonyms:
    safe, riskless

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. risky

    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, precarious, 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. risky(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [colloquial, U. S.] dangerous, hazardous, perilous, unsafe, full of risk

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. risky(a)

    Synonyms:
    hazardous, unsafe, perilous, jeopardous, dangerous, precarious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "risky":

    dangerous, dicey, hazardous, high-risk, perilous, at-risk, unsafe, risk

How to pronounce risky?

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How to say risky in sign language?

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How to use risky in a sentence?

  1. Wendy Sherman:

    That would be a risky choice.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    Funneling anger is risky business. Anger is a powerful fuel, and one could argue that much social change has resulted in no small part because of angry voices. In my half century of living, however, I have seen too many activists become frustrated and worn out—made callous by failed attempts to make change, with their idealistic passion devolving into seething anger, or worse, thick hatred.

  3. Barbara Buchner:

    Our numbers demonstrate that most investment is happening at the national level, with investors favoring familiar environments they perceive to be less risky.

  4. Christian Stracke:

    We wanted to explain how complicated and potentially risky this could be. A rushed and poorly planned move to break up the banks under a new administration next year could be very destabilizing for the economy.

  5. Johnny Heald:

    The evidence is that a lot of people are not excited about saying they want to remain: the passionate people here are those who want to leave. I think the status quo is less sexy but also less risky.

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