risky

risky
adj.
VERBS
be, look, prove, seem, sound
become, get
consider sth, deem sth
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
especially, highly, particularly

It all sounds highly risky to me.

increasingly
a little, slightly, etc.
inherently

All business activities are inherently risky.

potentially
financially, politically
Risky is used with these nouns: ↑behaviour, ↑bet, ↑business, ↑gamble, ↑investment, ↑move, ↑proposition, ↑situation, ↑sport, ↑strategy, ↑thing, ↑undertaking, ↑venture

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • risky — ► ADJECTIVE (riskier, riskiest) ▪ involving risk. DERIVATIVES riskily adverb riskiness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • risky — [ris′kē] adj. riskier, riskiest involving risk; hazardous; dangerous riskily adv. riskiness n …   English World dictionary

  • risky */ — UK [ˈrɪskɪ] / US adjective Word forms risky : adjective risky comparative riskier superlative riskiest 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 …   English dictionary

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