Risky vs Unstable - What's the difference?

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Risky is a related term of unstable.


As adjectives the difference between risky and unstable

is that risky is dangerous, involving risks while unstable is having a strong tendency to change.

risky

English

Adjective

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

    Synonyms

    * hazardous, dangerous, perilous

    Antonyms

    * riskless, safe

    unstable

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Having a strong tendency to change.
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  • Fluctuating; not constant.
  • Fickle.
  • Unpredictable.
  • (chemistry) Readily decomposable.
  • (physics) Radioactive, especially with a short half-life.
  • Synonyms

    * instable (rare) * (not held or fixed securely and likely to fall over) precarious, rickety, shaky, tottering, unsafe, unsteady, wobbly

    Antonyms

    * stable

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