risky

[ ris-kee ]
/ ˈrɪs ki /

adjective, risk·i·er, risk·i·est.

attended with or involving risk; hazardous: a risky undertaking.

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Origin of risky

First recorded in 1820–30; risk + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM risky

risk·i·ly, adverbrisk·i·ness, nounun·risk·y, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH risky

risky , risqué
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British Dictionary definitions for risky

risky
/ (ˈrɪskɪ) /

adjective riskier or riskiest

involving danger; perilous

Derived forms of risky

riskily, adverbriskiness, noun
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