- Slightly indecent and liable to shock, especially by being sexually suggestive: his risqué humourMore example sentences
bawdy, indecent, ribald, rude, racy, broad, earthy, Rabelaisian, spicy, suggestive, titillating, improper, naughty, indelicate, indecorous, off colour, locker-room; vulgar, dirty, filthy, smutty, crude, offensive, salacious, coarse, obscene, lewd, pornographic, X-ratedNorth American • informal gamy• euphemistic adult
- In short, you get the suggestion of something risqué - a tease.
- She tended to wear the short skirts and the slightly risqué shirts or tank tops, but somehow she could pull the look off without being labeled a slut.
- It was slightly more risqué than the other outfits, only because of the midriff and back showing, along with some cleavage.
mid 19th century: French, past participle of risquer 'to risk'.