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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.
denoting a group, part, etc, that is particularly subject or exposed to a danger
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|Adj.||1.||high-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"