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Synonyms for risky
ˈrɪs kirisky

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  1. riskyadjective

    Synonyms:
    dangerous, hazardous, perilous

    Antonyms:
    safe, riskless

  2. riskyadjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hazardous, risky, wildadjective

    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, speculativeadjective

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. riskyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. riskyadjective

    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

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How to use risky in a sentence?

  1. Matt Powell:

    The resale platforms give buyers and sellers a secure and convenient way to trade sneakers, prior to the platforms, sales were much more complicated and risky.

  2. Tawatchai Thaikaew:

    The media know that the children are in a difficult situation, they have overcome peril and if you ask risky questions then it could break the law, we don't know what wounds the kids are carrying in the hearts.

  3. Mayor Liccardo:

    We require motorists to carry automobile insurance, and the insurance industry appropriately encourages and rewards safe driver behavior. We tax tobacco consumption both to discourage risky behavior and to make sure non-smokers are not forced to subsidize the substantial public health costs generated by smoking-related illnesses and deaths, these successful public health models inspire a similar' harm reduction' approach for firearms.

  4. Stefan Berger:

    The recent fall in the value of digital currencies shows us how highly risky and speculative they are and that it is fundamental to act.

  5. Eddie Cheng:

    Risky assets have had quite a few wobbles within the month, we need to get used to the fact that this is not going to be a straight line.


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