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Synonyms for risky
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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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#93066uncollectible
#102327uncivilized
#106455tempestuous
#134051regretful
#162789godforsaken
#236180uncivilised

How to use risky in a sentence?

  1. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Mr. Erdogan has compared the risks of nuclear stations with watching TV and said both are risky. I agree with the risks of wathcing TV, especially when he is on TV. (On prime minister Erdogan's quote of "people are saying nuclear stations are risky, then don't you use computers or watch TV as they also emit radiation?")

  2. Eva Telzer:

    Mothers redirected adolescents' sense of reward away from risky choices and towards safe choices, in other words, it feels good to play it safe when mom is there, whereas it feels good to be risky when alone.

  3. Priyank Mathur:

    This is a risky ask, when you ask someone to make a video that criticizes ISIS or some other terrorist group, that's a lot to ask because you're asking them to put themselves out there and put themselves potentially in harm's way and no one wants to attract the ire of a terrorist group like ISIS, i never really found there to be a risk in it because I'm Muslim anyways.

  4. Tyler Winklevoss:

    We've tried to solve that problem by creating Gemini, which allows you to engage with crypto in a regulated compliant trusted way, we're trying to make it easy to onboard because our own experience in the space was very difficult, scary, and risky, and we've spent the last five years trying to mitigate that.

  5. Richard Achiro:

    Men are using the supplements in a way that is risky both to their physical health and their health in terms of relationships and their own emotional wellbeing, it is an expression, or variance, of eating disorder behavior in these men.


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