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risk·y

 (rĭs′kē)
adj. risk·i·er, risk·i·est
Accompanied by or involving risk or danger; hazardous.

risk′i·ly adv.
risk′i·ness n.

risky

(ˈrɪskɪ)
adj, riskier or riskiest
involving danger; perilous
ˈriskily adv
ˈriskiness n

risk•y

(ˈrɪs ki)

adj. risk•i•er, risk•i•est.
attended with or involving risk; hazardous.
[1820–30]
risk′i•ly, adv.
risk′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.risky - involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
2.risky - not financially safe or securerisky - 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"

risky

adjective dangerous, hazardous, unsafe, perilous, uncertain, tricky, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), precarious, touch-and-go, dicey (informal, chiefly Brit.), fraught with danger, chancy (informal) It is a very risky business.
sure, certain, safe, secure, stable, reliable

risky

adjective
Involving possible risk, loss, or injury:
Slang: hairy.
Translations
مُجازِف، مُخاطِرمَحْفُوفٌ بالـمَخَاطِر
riskantnínebezpečný
risikabel
vaarallinen
rizičan
áhættusamur
危険な
위험한
tvegan
riskabel
ที่เสี่ยง
mạo hiểm

risky

[ˈrɪskɪ] ADJ (riskier (compar) (riskiest (superl)))
1. (= dangerous) [venture, plan, investment] → arriesgado, riesgoso (LAm)
investing on the stock market is a risky businessinvertir en bolsa supone muchos riesgos
2. = risqué

risky

[ˈrɪski] adjrisqué(e)
it's a risky business → c'est risqué

risky

adj (+er)
enterprise, deed, loan, investment, debtriskant; it’s risky, it’s a risky businessdas ist riskant
joke, storypikant, gewagt

risky

[ˈrɪskɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → rischioso/a

risk

(risk) noun
(a person, thing etc which causes or could cause) danger or possible loss or injury. He thinks we shouldn't go ahead with the plan because of the risks involved / because of the risk of failure.
verb
1. to expose to danger; to lay open to the possibility of loss. He would risk his life for his friend; He risked all his money on betting on that horse.
2. to take the chance of (something bad happening). He was willing to risk death to save his friend; I'd better leave early as I don't want to risk being late for the play.
ˈrisky adverb
possibly causing or bringing loss, injury etc. Motor-racing is a risky business.
at (a person's) own risk
with the person agreeing to accept any loss, damage etc involved. Cars may be parked here at their owner's risk.
at risk
in danger; likely to suffer loss, injury etc. Heart disease can be avoided if people at risk take medical advice.
at the risk of
with the possibility of (loss, injury, trouble etc). He saved the little girl at the risk of his own life; At the risk of offending you, I must tell you that I disapprove of your behaviour.
run/take the risk (of)
to do something which involves a risk. I took the risk of buying that jumper for you – I hope it fits; He didn't want to run the risk of losing his money.
take risks / take a risk
to do something which might cause loss, injury etc. One cannot be successful in business unless one is willing to take risks.

risky

مَحْفُوفٌ بالـمَخَاطِر riskantní risikabel riskant ριψοκίνδυνος arriesgado vaarallinen risqué rizičan rischioso 危険な 위험한 gewaagd risikabel ryzykowny arriscado рискованный riskabel ที่เสี่ยง riskli mạo hiểm 危险的

risky

a. arriesgado-a, peligroso-a.

risky

adj (comp -ier; super -iest) riesgoso
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Well, Marilla, I'll just tell you plain that I think you're doing a mighty foolish thing--a risky thing, that's what.