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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] precarius < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] precari (pray). Cognate with French précaire and Spanish, Portuguese and Italian precario.

Pronunciation

Adjective

precarious (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
precarious

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  1. (comparable) dangerously insecure or unstable; perilous
  2. (law) depending on the intention of another

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