precarious - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/prɪˈkeəriəs/
  1. 1
    likely to change or become dangerous without warning

    For the refugees life was always precarious.

  2. 2
    not safe or likely to fall

    Her position on the ledge was somewhat precarious.

    a precarious chimney

derived words

precariously

adverb

precariousness

noun [uncountable]