Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Accompanied by or involving risk or danger; hazardous.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Attended with risk; hazardous; dangerous: as, a very risky business.
  • Running a risk; venturesome; bold; audacious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Attended with risk or danger; hazardous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Dangerous, involving risks.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective involving risk or danger
  • adjective not financially safe or secure

Etymologies

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risk +‎ -y

Examples

  • The philosopher of science Karl Popper coined the term risky prediction to describe the process by which scientists verify untested theories.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The philosopher of science Karl Popper coined the term risky prediction to describe the process by which scientists verify untested theories.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The philosopher of science Karl Popper coined the term risky prediction to describe the process by which scientists verify untested theories.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Mr. Grantham expects blue chips to outperform what he calls "risky, junky companies" by a wide margin in the long run—but not until the Fed finally takes steps to raise interest rates.

    Why So Many Blue-Chip Investors Are Still Singing the Blues

  • Andrew Cuomo said New York would have power sources to replace what he calls risky nuclear reactors at the Indian Point power plant, the governor's office backtracked from claims there would soon be 3,000 megawatts of power production available.

    Cuomo Softens Power Claim

  • Now, the reality is that, dating back to the Democratic primaries, Obama talked often about his opponents using what he called his risky traits against him.

    CNN Transcript Aug 1, 2008

  • Now, the reality is that, dating back to the Democratic primaries, Obama talked often about his opponents using what he called his risky traits against him.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2008

  • Now, the reality is that dating back to the Democratic primaries, Obama talked often about his opponents using what he called his risky trace against him.

    CNN Transcript Jul 31, 2008

  • And he had proved them at what he called the risky game.

    The Dop Doctor

  • The report largely focused on what it described as risky loans to homeowners who later could not afford either the adjustable mortgage rates or the principle.

    daytondailynews.com - News

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