precarious

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(prĭ-kâr'ē-əs) pronunciation
adj.
  1. Dangerously lacking in security or stability: a precarious posture; precarious footing on the ladder.
  2. Subject to chance or unknown conditions: "His kingdom was still precarious; the Danes far from subdued" (Christopher Brooke).
  3. Based on uncertain, unwarranted, or unproved premises: a precarious solution to a difficult problem.
  4. Archaic. Dependent on the will or favor of another.

[From Latin precārius, obtained by entreaty, uncertain, from precārī, to entreat. See pray.]

precariously pre·car'i·ous·ly adv.
precariousness pre·car'i·ous·ness n.

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adj

Definition: tricky, doubtful
Antonyms: certain, definite, firm, safe, secure, stable, strong, sure, undoubted

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precarious

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pronunciation

IN BRIEF: Not safe or sure.

pronunciation Earned a precarious living by taking in one another's washing. — Unknown

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Precarious

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Dansk (Danish)
adj. - som er afhængig af en andens forgodtbefindende, usikker, uholdbar, risikabel

Nederlands (Dutch)
hachelijk, precair, onveilig, onzeker

Français (French)
adj. - précaire

Deutsch (German)
adj. - prekär, gefährdet, unsicher

Ελληνική (Greek)
adj. - επισφαλής, επικίνδυνος, όχι σίγουρος, αβέβαιος

Italiano (Italian)
precario, malsicuro, instabile

Português (Portuguese)
adj. - precário

Русский (Russian)
шаткий, рискованный

Español (Spanish)
adj. - precario, inseguro

Svenska (Swedish)
adj. - osäker, vansklig, prekär

中文(简体)(Chinese (Simplified))
不稳定的, 危险的, 不安的

中文(繁體)(Chinese (Traditional))
adj. - 不穩定的, 危險的, 不安的

한국어 (Korean)
adj. - 불확실한, 믿을 수 없는

日本語 (Japanese)
adj. - 不安定な, 危険な, 根拠の弱い

العربيه (Arabic)
‏(صفه) غير ثابت أو مستقر‏

עברית (Hebrew)
adj. - ‮מסוכן, לא יציב, תלוי במקרה, לא בטוח, לא מבוסס‬


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