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English definition of “precarious”

precarious

adjective     /prɪˈkeə.ri.əs/ US  /-ˈker.i-/
in a dangerous state because not safe or firmly fixed: The lorry was lodged in a very precarious way, with its front wheels hanging over the cliff.Unsafe and insecure A precarious situation is likely to get worse: Many borrowers now find themselves caught in a precarious financial position.Dangers and threats precariousness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Unsafe and insecure
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