high-risk


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high-risk

(hī′rĭsk′)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characterized by risk: a high-risk business.
2. Being particularly subject to potential danger or hazard: high-risk cardiac patients.

high-risk

adj
denoting a group, part, etc, that is particularly subject or exposed to a danger
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.high-risk - not financially safe or securehigh-risk - 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"
unsound - not sound financially; "unsound banking practices"
Translations

high-risk

[ˌhaɪˈrɪsk] ADJ [investment, policy] → de alto riesgo
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