HyperDic: precarious

English > 3 senses of the word precarious:
ADJECTIVEallprecarious, unstableaffording no ease or reassurance
allprecarious, parlous, perilous, touch-and-gofraught with danger
allprecarious, shakynot secure
precarious > pronunciation
Soundspriykeh'riyahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > precarious: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningaffording no ease or reassurance.
Example"a precarious truce"
Synonymunstable
Broaderuneasylacking a sense of security or affording no ease / ease or reassurance
Spanishinseguro, precario
Nounsprecariousnessbeing unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
English > precarious: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningfraught with danger.
Example "the precarious life of an undersea diver"
Synonymsparlous, perilous, touch-and-go
Broaderdangerous, unsafeInvolving or causing danger or risk
Spanisharriesgado, peligroso, temerario
Catalanarriscat, perillós, temerari
Nounsprecariousnessextreme / extreme dangerousness
Adverbsprecariouslyin a precarious manner
English > precarious: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningnot secure; beset with difficulties.
Synonymshaky
Broaderinsecure, unsafelacking in security / security / security or safety
Spanishprecario
Nounsprecariousnessbeing unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance

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