Etymology
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risky (adj.)

"attended with risk, dangerous," 1825, from risk (n.) + -y (2). Riskful in same sense is from 1793. Related: Riskiness.  Riskless is attested by 1818.

updated on August 31, 2021

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Definitions of risky from WordNet

risky (adj.)
involving risk or danger;
extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
Synonyms: hazardous / wild
risky (adj.)
not financially safe or secure;
anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
Synonyms: bad / high-risk / speculative
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