adjective (riskier, riskiest)
- 1Full of the possibility of danger, failure, or loss: it was much too risky to try to disarm himMore example sentences
dangerous, fraught with danger, high-risk, hazardous, perilous, unsafe, insecure, exposed, defenceless, precarious, touch-and-go, tricky, treacherous; uncertain, unpredictable, speculativeBritish • informal dodgyNorth American • informal gnarly• archaic or • humorous parlous
- 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.
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- 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.