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adjective risky pronunciation in American English /ˈrɪski/
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  1. involving the possibility of danger, harm, or failure

    I wouldn’t do it if I were you – it’s too risky.

    The decision is a politically risky one.

    risky to do something:

    It would be risky to invest all your money in the project.

    a risky business (=something that involves a risk):

    Buying a house can be a risky business.

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