dangerous or which may cause harm
ExampleWe lost all our money in some risky ventures in South America.

"...while the bank has scaled back some of its more risky trading operations, it has retained its status as a top-rate advisory house" [Times]

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It was very risky to go into the cave because there was a bear in there and it might eat us if we bothered it.

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When making an investment, check to see how risky the investment is in order to protect yourself from losing money.

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The risky decision to engage in margin trading was a calculated decision by the experienced broker and trader working for the company.

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