Definitions For Risk


  • A venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
  • The probability of being exposed to an infectious agent
  • The probability of becoming infected given that exposure to an infectious agent has occurred
  • A source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
  • The possibility that something bad or unpleasant (such as an injury or a loss) will happen
  • Someone or something that may cause something bad or unpleasant to happen
  • A person or thing that someone judges to be a good or bad choice for insurance, a loan, etc.


  • Take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome
  • Expose to a chance of loss or damage
  • To put (something) in a situation in which it could be lost, damaged, etc.
  • To do something that could result in (something bad or unpleasant)
  • To do (something that may have harmful or bad results)

Is Risk a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Risk is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 8 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Risk in a Sentence

  • I prefer not to expose my money to too much risk.
  • The degree of risk is minimal.
  • All investments have an element of risk.
  • She risked her life to save her children.
  • He risked all his money on starting his own business.
  • He risked breaking his neck.

Synonyms for Risk

Antonyms for Risk

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