Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “risky”

See all translations

risky

adjective uk   /ˈrɪs.ki/ us  
B2 involving the possibility of something bad happening: It's risky to buy a car without some good advice.
More examples
riskily
adverb uk   /-kɪ.li/ us  
Translations of “risky”
in Korean 위험한…
in Arabic خَطِر, مَحفوف بِالمَخاطِر…
in Portuguese arriscado…
in Catalan arriscat…
in Japanese 危険な, 危険を伴う…
in Italian rischioso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔…的風險,冒險幹…
in Russian рискованный…
in Turkish teklikeli, riskli…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担…的风险,冒险干…
in Polish ryzykowny…
(Definition of risky from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of risky?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “risky” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

work out

to exercise in order to improve the strength or appearance of your body

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

bio-inspiration noun

April 13, 2015
the adoption of patterns and structures found in nature for the purposes of engineering, manufacturing, science, etc. The MIT researchers actually aren’t the only robotics team to turn to cheetahs for bio-inspiration.

Read More