Frisk vs Risky - What's the difference?

frisk | risky |


As adjectives the difference between frisk and risky

is that frisk is lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky while risky is dangerous, involving risks.

As a noun frisk

is a frolic; a fit of wanton gaiety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.

As a verb frisk

is to frolic, gambol, skip, dance, leap.

frisk

English

Adjective

(head)
  • Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.
  • (Bishop Hall)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A frolic; a fit of wanton gaiety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To frolic, gambol, skip, dance, leap.
  • To search somebody by feeling his or her body and clothing.
  • The police frisked the suspiciously-acting individual and found a knife as well as a bag of marijuana.

    Derived terms

    * stop-and-frisk

    Usage notes

    * The term frisk'' is slightly less formal than ''search .

    Anagrams

    * ----

    risky

    English

    Adjective

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

    Synonyms

    * hazardous, dangerous, perilous

    Antonyms

    * riskless, safe