OTHER WORDS FROM riskyrisk·i·ly, adverbrisk·i·ness, nounun·risk·y, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH riskyrisky , risqué
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What does risky mean?
Risky describes something that involves risk or hazards, as in Walking a tightrope without a net below is risky.
Risky is almost always used to describe an action taken that could lead to negative consequences, such as when you decide not to study for your final exams.
Example: Working as a firefighter is a risky but worthwhile job.
Where does risky come from?
Risky always refers to the possibility of harm or loss, but the harm or loss can range from extremely dangerous to very slight or even figurative. Sometimes risky is used to describe illegal practices, like stealing, or practices that are bad for your health, like smoking. Businesspeople, finance managers, and stock brokers will often use the term risky to describe a business venture or investment. But risky can also be used playfully, to describe something that is very low risk but that involves a small amount of effort. Looking up word meanings in a dictionary is never risky, however!
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What are some other forms related to risky?
- riskily (adjective)
- riskiness (noun)
- unrisky (adjective)
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How is risky used in real life?
Risky is a common word used to describe something that is hazardous.
A naked iPhone is a beautiful thing but too risky.
— Austin Mahone (@AustinMahone) August 8, 2014
The risky texts always have the typos.
— John Mayer (@JohnMayer) April 17, 2017
I've been using a men's Gillette razor since I was 14. Gillette was the first major company to hire me when I was kind of known as a risky little b for brands. I still use a gillette fusion razor and I still get so much joy from a fresh blade. in closing, I love you, Gillette.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 16, 2019
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How to use risky in a sentence
I know, as the pandemic trudges on, that dining out is risky, not just to myself, but to others, too.People Are Dining Out, They Just Don’t Want Anyone to Know About It|Jaya Saxena|September 3, 2020|Eater
As the chart shows, day-trading offers the probability of the biggest negative return whereas the five- or ten-year horizon is far less risky on a relative basis.Buffett’s big bet on Japan sends global stocks higher|Bernhard Warner|August 31, 2020|Fortune
So, he’s been exploring what kind of incentives will best lead drug companies to invest in the risky and costly business of vaccines.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
Instead of taking a risky 90-minute flight, I opted for the nine-hour drive.
The market environment that made the strategy profitable in the past — sparser and slower financial information, riskier economic policymaking and less efficient markets — was not coming back, she argued.
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.
However, welcoming refugees is an expensive and potentially risky proposition for European countries.Pope Bids Refugees to EU ‘Bienvenido’; Europe Says ‘Non’|Candida Moss|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
Which is why some consider crossovers (a man who performs in both gay and straight adult movies) risky business.Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question|Aurora Snow|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was risky work to leave the valuable convoy for an instant, but Malcolm felt that he must probe this mystery.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Though he knew it was risky he determined to stop and find out where he was and to inquire the shortest way to Palmyra.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
We aren't used to this part of the world, you see, and so we didn't know what a risky thing we were doing.The Outdoor Girls in the Saddle|Laura Lee Hope
Life itself I submitted, was a far too risky business as a whole to make each additional particular of danger worth regard.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
He was in the position of a borrower driving a risky trade, or of a would-be insurer who leads an unhealthy life.Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell