Endangered vs Risky - What's the difference?

endangered | risky |


As adjectives the difference between endangered and risky

is that endangered is in danger, at risk, said of something where there is a strong possibility something bad will happen to it (for example, a species in danger of going extinct) while risky is dangerous, involving risks.

As a verb endangered

is (endanger).

endangered

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • in danger, at risk, said of something where there is a strong possibility something bad will happen to it (for example, a species in danger of going extinct)
  • * 1825, Sir Walter Scott, The Betrothed
  • I have but done my devoir, lady, as a good knight, in defence of an endangered maiden...

    Derived terms

    * endangered species

    Verb

    (head)
  • (endanger)
  • risky

    English

    Adjective

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

    Synonyms

    * hazardous, dangerous, perilous

    Antonyms

    * riskless, safe