Synonyms for precarious

Synonyms for (adjective) precarious

Synonyms: unstable, precarious

Definition: affording no ease or reassurance

Usage: a precarious truce

Similar words: uneasy

Definition: lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance

Usage: 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


Synonyms: perilous, parlous, precarious, touch-and-go

Definition: fraught with danger

Usage: 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

Similar words: dangerous, unsafe

Definition: involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

Usage: a dangerous criminal; a dangerous bridge; unemployment reached dangerous proportions


Synonyms: precarious, shaky

Definition: not secure; beset with difficulties

Usage: a shaky marriage

Similar words: unsafe, insecure

Definition: lacking in security or safety

Usage: his fortune was increasingly insecure; an insecure future