NounRisk (plural Risks)
- A possible, usually negative, outcome, e.g., a danger.
- The likelihood of a negative outcome.
- (Formal use in business, engineering, etc.) The potential (conventionally negative) impact of an event, determined by combining the likelihood of the event occurring with the impact should it occur.
- (transitive) To incur risk [to something].
- (transitive) To incur risk [of something].
- (transitive) To incur risk [by something].
Adjectives for Risk
imminent; tremendous; operative; alarming; infinite; serious; continual; unaccustomed; canine; known; desirable; considerable; unjustifiable; extraordinary.
Verbs for Risk
accept—; assume—; avoid—; balk at—; court—; decry—; diminish—; entail—; exclude—; expose to—; free from—; guard against—; harbor—; increase—; incur—; involve—; justify—; lessen—; obviate—; preclude—; preserve from—; question—; undergo—; underwrite—.
Adverbs for Risk
alarmingly; unjustifiably; rashly; heroically; needlessly; considerably; superfluously.
danger, dangerous ground, dare, defy, defy danger, destiny, desultoriness, emergency, encounter, encounter danger, endanger, endangerment, expose, exposure, face, face up to, fate, financier, flier, flukiness, forget the odds, fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune, gamble, gamble on, gamble with, gaping chasm, gathering clouds, good fortune, good luck, hap, happenstance, happy chance, hazard, heedless hap, house of cards, how they fall, imperil, imperilment, incur danger, indeterminacy, indeterminateness, infirmity, insecurity, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality, invest, invest in, investment, jeopard, jeopardize, jeopardy, law of averages, lay open, lay out money, liability, liableness, lie under, lot, luck, make an investment, make book, meet, menace, moira, openness, opportunity, pass, peril, perilousness, pinch, place, play, play with fire, plight, plow back into, plunge, precariousness, predicament, predict, prime investment, principle of indeterminacy, probability, problematicness, prognosticate, put, put in danger, put in jeopardy, quicksand, random sample, reinvest, rely on fortune, riskiness, rocks ahead, run a chance, run of luck, run the chance, run the risk, serendipity, set at hazard, shakiness, shiftiness, shiftingness, sink, sink money in, slipperiness, speculate, speculation, speculativeness, stand a chance, stand fair to, stand to gain, stand to lose, statistical probability, storm clouds, strait, take a chance, take a flier, take chances, tempt Providence, tempt fortune, the breaks, theory of probability, thin ice, threat, ticklishness, treacherousness, treachery, trust to chance, try the chance, unauthenticity, unauthoritativeness, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, undependability, unfaithworthiness, unreliability, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness, venture, wager, whatever comes, accident, accidentality, actuarial calculation, admit of, adventitiousness, adventure, be liable, be subjected to, beard, bet, bid fair to, brave, break, breakers ahead, buy in, buy into, calculated risk, cardhouse, casualness, cause for alarm, chance, chance it, compromise, confront, court destruction, crisis,
Latin resicum, risicum, riscus : cliff, récif, is the direct formal origin for Italian risico, risco, rischio, Spanish riesgo, French risque and Portuguese risco. Latin word comes from a Greek navigation term rhizikon, rhiza which meant "root, stone, cut of the firm land" and was a metaphor for "difficulty to avoid in the sea".
- market risk
- credit risk
- currency risk
- operational risk
- political risk
- financial risk
- residual risk
- health risk
- inflation risk
- risk management
- risk assessment
- risk analysis