risk-averse

[ risk-uh-vurs ]
/ ˈrɪsk əˌvɜrs /
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adverb

reluctant to take risks; tending to avoid risks as much as possible: risk-averse entrepreneurs.
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.

Nearby words

  1. risk aversion,
  2. risk capital,
  3. risk factor,
  4. risk life and limb,
  5. risk management,
  6. risk-benefit,
  7. risktaker,
  8. risky,
  9. risorgimento,
  10. risorius muscle

Origin of risk-averse

First recorded in 1960–65; risk + averse

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