adjective, risk·i·er, risk·i·est.
- risk life and limb,
- risk management,
- risorius muscle,
Origin of risky
Examples from the Web for risky
His section on why he and his wife split—he essentially chose soccer over her—would be risky if its candor were not so refreshing.
Siding with Obama on anything, no matter how sensical, is a risky move for a would-be Republican presidential candidate.
This makes for an unusual, and risky, subject for a musical stage show – one with origins as a kind of citizen journalism project.War Is About More Than Heroes, Martyrs, and Patriots|Nathan Bradley Bethea|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Opinion polls up until this week suggested that, while it may have been a risky strategy, he was ultimately right.Anarchy for the U.K.? British Leaders Panicking Over Scottish Vote for Independence|Nico Hines|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So he decided to go for broke with the risky strategy that is playing out in the courtroom, and in public opinion.Tough-Guy Pols Let Wives Take the Fall, Maureen McDonnell Edition|Eleanor Clift|August 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Not exactly; that would be a little too risky," she replied.The Silent Bullet|Arthur B. Reeve
There was something in this, for there were hundreds then, where there are now dozens, and it was risky.Some Reminiscences of old Victoria|Edgar Fawcett
Clearly it was too risky to land and run across the fields; the dog would track the fugitives with the greatest ease.A Lively Bit of the Front|Percy F. Westerman
It was a risky guess to make on such evidence as Calhoun considered he had, but no other guess was possible.Pariah Planet|Murray Leinster
Lincoln took the full responsibility, as he often did when dealing with risky or unpopular 555measures.The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln|Francis Fisher Browne