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Definition 1: fraught with danger - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where precarious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for precarious in the sense of this definition

(precarious is similar to ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

Definition 2: not secure; beset with difficulties - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where precarious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a shaky marriage

Synonyms for precarious in the sense of this definition

(precarious is similar to ...) lacking in security or safety

"his fortune was increasingly insecure" "an insecure future"

Definition 3: affording no ease or reassurance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where precarious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a precarious truce

Synonyms for precarious in the sense of this definition

(precarious is similar to ...) lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

"farmers were uneasy until rain finally came" "uneasy about his health" "gave an uneasy laugh" "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown" "an uneasy coalition government" "an uneasy calm" "an uneasy silence fell on the group"

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