risky

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risk +‎ -y

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risky (comparative riskier, superlative riskiest)

  1. Dangerous, involving risks.
    Investing in this start-up company could be risky.
  2. Misspelling of risqué.
    • 2012, Marlize Schmidt, That Awkward Moment..., Lulu Press, Inc (→ISBN)
      That awkward moment when someone doesn't reply to your risky text message.
    • 1889, Charles Leonard Moore, Banquet of Palacios: A Comedy, page 157:
      Have you no risky songs , no indecent ballads?
    • 2020, B. Barrett-Lennard, Mind Control Through the Mass Media: Transmission of the Politics of Inequality, B. Barrett-Lennard (→ISBN)
      Ronald Frankau (pronounced Franco) wrote a few risky songs, such as FANNY'S BEEN EVACUATED NOW with the line “and for half a pound of butter, well a lady's got to eat” ~ he got banned for it.

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