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Meaning & Definition of Precarious in English

English

Precarious

/prikɛriəs/

adjective

1. Affording no ease or reassurance

  • "A precarious truce"
    synonym:
  • precarious
  • ,
  • unstable

2. Fraught with danger

  • "Dangerous waters"
  • "A parlous journey on stormy seas"
  • "A perilous voyage across the atlantic in a small boat"
  • "The precarious life of an undersea diver"
  • "Dangerous surgery followed by a touch-and-go recovery"
    synonym:
  • parlous
  • ,
  • perilous
  • ,
  • precarious
  • ,
  • touch-and-go

3. Not secure

  • Beset with difficulties
  • "A shaky marriage"
    synonym:
  • precarious
  • ,
  • shaky