Definitions for precariousprɪˈkɛər i əs
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affording no ease or reassurance
"a precarious truce"
parlous, perilous, precarious, touch-and-go(adj)
fraught with danger
"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"
not secure; beset with difficulties
"a shaky marriage"
dangerously insecure or unstable; perilous
depending on the intention of another
Origin: From precarius, from prex, precis. Compare French précaire and Spanish, Portuguese and Italian precario.
depending on the will or pleasure of another; held by courtesy; liable to be changed or lost at the pleasure of another; as, precarious privileges
held by a doubtful tenure; depending on unknown causes or events; exposed to constant risk; not to be depended on for certainty or stability; uncertain; as, a precarious state of health; precarious fortunes
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-kā′ri-us, adj. uncertain, because depending upon the will of another: held by a doubtful tenure: depending on chance: dangerous, risky.—adv. Precā′riously.—n. Precā′riousness. [L. precarius—precāri, to pray.]
The numerical value of precarious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of precarious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It has never been so precarious.
Just look at a map, and it’s clear why the situation is precarious.
This puts us in a more precarious position, there ’s no doubt about it.
All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
The security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious, the Taliban remains a threat. They've gained ground in some places.
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