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What is the difference between Risky and Risqué?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Dec 18, 2019

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N. Reyes

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N. Reyes, Writer, B.ed, California

Answered Oct 22, 2019

Risky is a form of an adjective; this can mean “tricky” or “problematic.” This is a term that is used to let people know that something is not very stable. For example, some people may say that investing in certain types of stocks is “risky” because you are not sure if you would actually get your money’s worth when the money returns.

When you say risque, this means that someone or something is daring. It may also mean that something or someone is being sexy. It may connote based on the superlatives that will be used if the person is mild or overtly sexy. They may sound alike, but they have different meanings.

 

H. Jones

H. Jones, Web Content Writer, San Antonio,

Answered Sep 11, 2019

Although they both originate from the French word, the words “risky” and “risqué” are not the same as they mean different things. Risky is the adjective form of the word “risk.” This word describes the likelihood of a negative outcome. An example in a sentence: “The job was too risky for her to attempt.” On the other hand, risqué refers to a person’s sexuality.

It refers to something that is slightly rude because it refers to sex bordering on indecency. The origin of the word “risqué” is from “risk.” An example in a sentence: “The store is very risqué; I always feel someone is watching me anytime I go there.” I hope you find this information helpful.

 

J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Sep 04, 2019

Risky is the adjective form of the word “risk.” This may pertain to a move that you are going to make that may not provide the results that you want. For example, you may say that investing all of your money in a new business is a risky move because you are unsure whether the business would provide great returns or not. Risque, on the other hand, is a term that is used to describe a person’s sexuality.

There are some who may become mildly risque while there are also others who may go all out with showing their personality. They may sound the same a bit but their meanings are different from each other.

 

B. Rickets

B. Rickets

Answered Sep 03, 2019

When you see risque and risky, you may assume that these two words are the same, but they are not. These two words have originated from the French language, but the way that they are used are different from each other. You usually use “risky” when you want to say that there are many potential issues that may arise because of the circumstances or the situation that is being considered as “risky.”

Risque is the term that is usually used when people become daring not only with their actions but also the clothes that they wear. Some people can get away from risque clothing, but most people will not dare because they know that they will be judged for it.

 

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