insecure, dangerous, uncertain, tricky, risky, doubtful, dubious, unsettled, dodgy (British) (Australian) ( & New Zealand) (informal), unstable, unsure, hazardous, shaky, hairy (slang), perilous, touch and go, dicey (informal) (mainly British), chancy (informal), built on sand, shonky (Australian) ( & New Zealand) (informal)
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Translations for 'precarious'
- British English: precarious ADJECTIVE
If your situation is precarious, you are not in complete control of events and might fail in what you are doing at any moment.Our financial situation had become precarious.
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