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risky Syllabification: risk·y
Pronunciation: /ˈriskē/

Definition of risky in English:

adjective (riskier, riskiest)

Full of the possibility of danger, failure, or loss: it was much too risky to try to disarm him
More example sentences
  • It is only a matter of how long the risky lending and losses are allowed to accumulate.
  • Participating artists discuss the concept of risk, and what makes art risky business.
  • Putting your money in the stock market is a risky business.
uncertain, unpredictable
informal chancy, dicey, hairy


Pronunciation: /ˈriskəlē/
Example sentences
  • I think that the closer you are to your object the better you see details and you broadcast it accurately, but riskily.
Pronunciation: /ˈriskēnəs/
Example sentences
  • But today, lenders can adjust the interest rates they charge borrowers according to the riskiness of the loan, so that they can make a profit by lending in the inner city.
  • She said the sheet of questions may serve to remind teenagers of the riskiness of some of their choices, although that's not its purpose.
  • Although the criteria for the different classifications are not strictly bound, it is important for investors to understand these terms, which are not only ubiquitous but also useful for gauging a company's size and riskiness.

Words that rhyme with risky

frisky, whisky
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