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Meaning of “risky” in the English Dictionary

"risky" in British English

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riskyadjective

uk   us   /ˈrɪs.ki/
B2 involving the ​possibility of something ​badhappening: It's risky tobuy a ​car without some good ​advice. We shouldn't go there. It's too risky. Teenagers often ​engage in risky behaviour. risky ​investments

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riskily
adverb uk   us   /-kɪ.li/
(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 ​losemoney: Even over the ​longrun, ​stocks are risky. a risky ​asset/​investment The ​travelsector is risky for ​investors.
BANKING, FINANCE used to describe a ​person or ​business that may not be ​safe to ​lendmoney to: Economists have been arguing about the ​crisis in ​mortgagelending to risky borrowers. This ​creditcard has a ​standardAPR of 14.9 but a far ​higherrate of 24.9 for riskier ​customers.
a risky business something that involves ​risk or the chance of ​failure: Trading in ​pennyshares is a risky ​business as any ​kind of ​badnews can have a ​drasticeffect on the ​shareprice.
(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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