Crucial vs Risky - What's the difference?

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Crucial is a related term of risky.


As adjectives the difference between crucial and risky

is that crucial is being essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important while risky is dangerous, involving risks.

crucial

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Being essential or decisive for determining the outcome or future of something; extremely important.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2014-03-07, author= Nicole Vulser
  • , volume=190, issue=13, page=30, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Perfume manufacturers must cope with the scarcity of precious supplies , passage=The perfume industry is facing a major problem: maintaining constant levels of quality is crucial , but it is increasingly difficult to obtain a regular supply of all the necessary natural ingredients.}}
  • (label) Cruciform or cruciate; cross-shaped.
  • Term of approval, particularly when applied to reggae music.
  • Derived terms

    * crucial experiment

    References

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    risky

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Dangerous, involving risks.
  • Investing in this start-up company could be risky .

    Synonyms

    * hazardous, dangerous, perilous

    Antonyms

    * riskless, safe