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1. precarious

adjective. ['priːˈkɛriːəs'] affording no ease or reassurance.

Synonyms

  • uneasy

Antonyms

  • invulnerable
  • protected

Etymology

  • precarius (Latin)
  • precor (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Precarious

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Example sentences of the word precarious


1. Adjective
The need to borrow money places the potential debtor is a precarious spot.

Quotes containing the word precarious


1. You can never really know someone completely. That’s why it’s the most terrifying thing in the world, really—taking someone on faith, hoping they’ll take you on faith too. It’s such a precarious balance, It’s a wonder we do it at all. And yet..
- Libba Bray

2. The word I think of is precarious. I am struck by how precarious it all is. How the things that hold us are only as strong as the faith we have in them.
- David Levithan, The Realm of Possibility

3. Isn't it sad how some people's grip on their lives is so precarious that they'll embrace any preposterous delusion rather than face an occasional bleak truth?
- Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

2. precarious

adjective. ['priːˈkɛriːəs'] fraught with danger.

Synonyms

  • dangerous
  • parlous
  • perilous
  • touch-and-go

Antonyms

  • noncritical
  • fixed
  • stable
  • steady

Etymology

  • precarius (Latin)
  • precor (Latin)

3. precarious

adjective. ['priːˈkɛriːəs'] not secure; beset with difficulties.

Synonyms

  • unsafe
  • shaky

Antonyms

  • constant
  • permanent
  • unchangeable

Etymology

  • precarius (Latin)
  • precor (Latin)
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