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precarious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word precarious

(adj) affording no ease or reassurance
Synonyms : unstable
Example Sentence
  • a precarious truce

(adj) fraught with danger
Synonyms : parlous , perilous , touch-and-go
Example Sentence
  • 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

(adj) not secure; beset with difficulties
Synonyms : shaky
Example Sentence
  • a shaky marriage

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for precarious

PRE+CARE+IOUS -> We have to take CARE while doing something risky so that it does not go wrong. ..
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by sunanda123

what we do before starting something unsafe or risky, we say our prayers. so: PRAY + KARI = precarious
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by tamaltanu

Precarious-sounds ilke please carry Us..but thats very risky
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by nippi86

Stress on the word CAR in it=> risky,lacking in stability
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by cyli

PRE + CAR + US = kisi shop ke samne CAR park karna UNSAFE hai.....
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by rnkhouse

sounds like curious, Being curious ahead of time(pre) is risky, cause we all know curiosity killed the cat! :P
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by akima

before(PRE) car is risky
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by joxeusindia

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