Definition of 'risky'
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Losses force bankers to abandon excessively risky investments. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Being an ambassador for an animal rescue home can be a risky business. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Not a risky choice, but surely the right one. Times, Sunday Times (2017)As investors bought up riskier assets they moved out of gold, weakening proxies for the metal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People who are remortgaging also have equity, which makes them less risky borrowers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)First, investors have moved back into equities from their previously cautious positions in less risky bonds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What about more risky investments? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Peer-to-peer lending can be a risky business, but if you're determined to invest in this growing sector there are ways of lowering the risks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those funds could be used to help launch a less risky venture. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)The writer also pointed out that the procedure was risky and dangerous. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Was she too risky a choice in the first place? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Investing in a single asset class is risky. Times, Sunday Times (2014)More volatile investments tend to become less risky over time. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Shareholders may receive large dividends from banks and savings and loans before these risky investments fail. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Hiding in the loo is a risky business. The Sun (2012)The primary reason is that equity release deals are less risky for the lender. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was a dangerous and risky thing to do. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It was a risky choice of career in other ways. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In these tumultuous times it is risky to make forecasts. The Sun (2016)Do staff nearing retirement have their contributions put into less risky investments? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Funds provide a less risky way in. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And that at a time when risky banks are getting punished ferociously. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For the perception that trade is a risky business ensures that it still offers fat profit margins for financiers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He looks to take the initiative and encourages what the old guard would have considered dangerous or risky strokeplay. The Sun (2016)But you should also be aware that these investments are potentially risky and are suitable only for experienced investors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It will instead focus on less risky activities such as helping businesses to borrow money as well as providing payment services. The Sun (2012)Future investment would be cut, as the activity would be riskier and the expected returns lower. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When fear stalks, riskier assets suffer the most. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Like other riskier assets, banks were back in demand. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The final message is clear: growing up is a risky business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)One of them was that miners were paid more when they increased production, and this tempted them to save time by making risky choices. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: risky /ˈrɪskɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If an activity or action is risky, it is dangerous or could fail.
This strategy is risky.
- American English: risky
- Arabic: مَحْفُوفٌ بالـمَخَاطِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: arriscado
- Chinese: 危险的
- Croatian: rizičan
- Czech: riskantní
- Danish: risikabel
- Dutch: gewaagd
- European Spanish: arriesgado
- Finnish: vaarallinen
- French: risqué
- German: riskant
- Greek: ριψοκίνδυνος
- Italian: rischioso
- Japanese: 危険な
- Korean: 위험한
- Norwegian: risikabel
- Polish: ryzykowny
- European Portuguese: arriscado
- Romanian: riscant
- Russian: рискованный
- Spanish: arriesgado
- Swedish: riskabel
- Thai: ที่เสี่ยง
- Turkish: riskli
- Ukrainian: ризикований
- Vietnamese: mạo hiểm
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