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English adjective: precarious

1. precarious affording no ease or reassurance


SamplesA precarious truce.


Synonymsunstable


Similaruneasy


Antonymseasy

2. precarious fraught with danger


SamplesDangerous 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.


Synonymsparlous, perilous, touch-and-go


Similardangerous, unsafe


Antonymssafe

3. precarious not secure; beset with difficulties


SamplesA shaky marriage.


Synonymsshaky


Similarinsecure, unsafe


Antonymssecure









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