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risk-averse

[risk-uh-vurs] /ˈrɪsk əˌvɜrs/
adverb
1.
reluctant to take risks; tending to avoid risks as much as possible:
risk-averse entrepreneurs.
2.
of or noting a person who invests in stocks, bonds, etc., with lower risks and generally lower rates of return so as to minimize the possibility of financial loss:
risk-averse investors who stick with government bonds.
Origin of risk-averse
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; risk + averse
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