Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pronunciation of 

precarious

view main entry for precariousadjective  /prɪˈkeəriəs/
British English pronunciation: precariousClick to listen to the pronunciation of precarious

derived words

precariously

adverb

precariousness

noun [uncountable]
precariousness noun [uncountable]Risks, threats and dangers: risk, hazard, menace, calculated risk, danger, peril, gambling, threat

Open Dictionary

endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog