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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"

  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:
    speaker, verbaliser, talker, verbalizer, vocaliser, vocalizer

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

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How to use risky in a sentence?

  1. Tim Bale:

    Resignation honors lists are always risky, the purpose of them is very personal. There's the extent to which the ex-prime minister's friends are going to be at a huge advantage over those who were of less importance and less value.

  2. Mario Montejo:

    They are in good health, a little tired. The rafts were beginning to deteriorate and that made the stay of the people on board risky.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    It’s not just a risky strategy, it's the wrong strategy and it's going to fail.

  4. Zhang Gang:

    Investors must note that those leading shares can be very risky if corporate fundamentals cannot match price surges in a brief period, and such mismatch is often the case.

  5. Daniel Brooks:

    The last thing that we want right now is to inundate our emergency departments with patients who believe they found a vague and risky solution that could potentially jeopardize their health.

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