Meaning: Dangerous or likely to fail.
He saves all his money because he thinks investing in the stock market is too risky.
You’ve got to be careful if you’re a parent of a teenager; they tend to try a lot of risky things.
It’s risky to stand too close to the edge of the platform – you might fall or somebody might even push you onto the tracks!
Which of the following describes risky behavior?
A. Riding a bike without a helmet.
C. Cheating on an exam.
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The correct answer is A, B, and C. They’re all examples of risky behavior: If you ride a bike without a helmet you might fall off and hit your head, if you smoke you might get lung cancer, and if you cheat on an exam you might get caught by the teacher!