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"risky" in British English

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riskyadjective

uk   /ˈrɪs.ki/  us   /ˈrɪs.ki/
riskily
adverb uk   /ˈrɪs.kəl.i/  us   /ˈrɪs.kəl.i/
(Definition of risky from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"risky" in Business English

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riskyadjective

uk   us   /ˈrɪski/
involving the possibility that something bad might happen or that something will fail or lose money: Even over the long run, stocks are risky. a risky asset/investment The travel sector is risky for investors.
BANKING, FINANCE used to describe a person or business that may not be safe to lend money to: Economists have been arguing about the crisis in mortgage lending to risky borrowers. This credit card has a standard APR of 14.9 but a far higher rate of 24.9 for riskier customers.
a risky business
something that involves risk or the chance of failure: Trading in penny shares is a risky business as any kind of bad news can have a drastic effect on the share price.
(Definition of risky from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “risky”
in Arabic خَطِر, مَحفوف بِالمَخاطِر…
in Korean 위험한…
in Portuguese arriscado…
in Catalan arriscat…
in Japanese 危険な, 危険を伴う…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担…的风险,冒险干…
in Turkish teklikeli, riskli…
in Russian рискованный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔…的風險,冒險幹…
in Italian rischioso…
in Polish ryzykowny…
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