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Meaning of "precariously" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PRECARIOUSLY

precariously  [prɪˈkɛərɪəslɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PRECARIOUSLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Precariously is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES PRECARIOUSLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of precariously in the English dictionary

The first definition of precariously in the dictionary is in such a way as to not be safe and to be liable to fall or collapse at any moment. Other definition of precariously is in such a way as to be liable to failure or catastrophe; insecurely; perilously. Precariously is also in such a way as to be dependent on another's will.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PRECARIOUSLY


burglariously
bɜːˈɡlɛərɪəslɪ
contrariously
kənˈtrɛərɪəslɪ
curiously
ˈkjʊərɪəslɪ
deleteriously
ˌdɛlɪˈtɪərɪəslɪ
furiously
ˈfjʊərɪəslɪ
gregariously
ɡrɪˈɡɛərɪəslɪ
half-seriously
ˌhɑːfˈsɪərɪəslɪ
hilariously
hɪˈlɛərɪəslɪ
imperiously
ɪmˈpɪərɪəslɪ
incuriously
ɪnˈkjʊərɪəslɪ
injuriously
ɪnˈdʒʊərɪəslɪ
luxuriously
lʌɡˈzjʊərɪəslɪ
multifariously
ˌmʌltɪˈfeərɪəslɪ
mysteriously
mɪˈstɪərɪəslɪ
nefariously
nɪˈfeərɪəslɪ
seriously
ˈsɪərɪəslɪ
spuriously
ˈspjʊərɪəslɪ
vagariously
vəˈɡɛərɪəslɪ
variously
ˈveərɪəslɪ
vicariously
vɪˈkɛərɪəslɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PRECARIOUSLY

precalculus
Precambrian
precancel
precancellation
precancelled
precancelling
precancer
precancerous
precapitalist
precarious
precariousness
precast
precast concrete
precative
precatory
precaudal
precaution
precautional
precautionary
precautionary principle

WORDS THAT END LIKE PRECARIOUSLY

anonymously
cautiously
consciously
continuously
dangerously
deliciously
deviously
enormously
famously
generously
graciously
meticulously
obviously
outrageously
previously
ridiculously
simultaneously
spontaneously
tremendously
unanimously
vigorously

Synonyms and antonyms of precariously in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «precariously» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PRECARIOUSLY

Find out the translation of precariously to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of precariously from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «precariously» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

摇摇欲坠
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

precariamente
570 millions of speakers

English

precariously
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अनिश्चितता के बादल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

غير مستقرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опасно
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

precariamente
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

precariously
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

précaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Dengan tegas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unsicher
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

不安定に
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

불확 실한
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pracaya
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bấp bênh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முறையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अनिश्चिततेने
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tehlikeli
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

precariamente
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

niebezpiecznie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

небезпечно
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

precar
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επισφαλώς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wisselvallig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

betänkligt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

precariously
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of precariously

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PRECARIOUSLY»

The term «precariously» is regularly used and occupies the 83.509 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PRECARIOUSLY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «precariously» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «precariously» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about precariously

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PRECARIOUSLY»

Discover the use of precariously in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to precariously and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories
Mingling ancient history, modern morality, and the surreal, a collection of stories includes an award-winning novella about a Black mind reader who pays a terrifying call on a white serial killer on Alabama's death row
Harlan Ellison, 1998
2
The Precariously Privileged: A Medical Man's Family in ...
Drawing on these previously untapped diaries, Zuzanna Shonfield reconstructs the life of the Marshall family and charts the trials and fortunes, both comic and poignant, which befell these precariously privileged newcomers to London society ...
Zuzanna Shonfield, 1987
3
Slippage: Previously Uncollected, Precariously Poised Stories
The award-winning novella "Mefisto in Onyx" is the centerpiece of this brilliant collection which also includes screenplays, an Introduction by the author, interspersed segments of autobiographical narrative and such provocatively titled ...
Harlan Ellison, 2011
4
State of the Union: America in the 1990s, Volume 2: Social ...
THE HOUSING STATUS DISTRIBUTION IN 1990 More than three times as many householders were generously housed as were precariously housed in 1990. Together, these two margins of the housing status distribution constituted 22.2 ...
Reynolds Farley
5
The Book of Evidence
Suppose, according to the background information b, there is a coin that is precariously balanced on its edge. The new information e is that this coin is being subjected to a force. Let h be the hypothesis that this coin will soon be lying heads up ...
Peter Achinstein Professor of Philosophy Johns Hopkins University, 2001
6
How Ottawa Spends, 2005-2006: Managing the Minority
1. The. Martin. Liberals. (and. The. Harper. Conservatives);. The. Politics. of. Governing. Precariously. G. B RUCE DOERN Exercising their political wisdom and will, Canadian voters punished a three- time Chretien-led majority Liberal Party ...
G. Bruce Doern, 2005
7
Poems under the Jacaranda Tree
The little bird precariously perched On the window-sill, sizing-up the situation. Then the gentle din begins, rap, rap, rap, Tap, tap, tap. It flies away, only to re- appear Seconds later, with greater gusto and a full Determination matched only by the ...
John Ryan, 2013
8
Earthshaking Science: What We Know (and Don't Know) about ...
Observing that certain rock formations weathered in such a way as to create large and precariously balanced boulders (Figure 6.8), Brune argued that these rocks could be used as retroactive strong- motion instruments. If we could estimate ...
Susan Elizabeth Hough, 2002
9
A Plague on Your Houses: How New York Was Burned Down and ...
As long as the outmigration continued, the populations of the precariously housed and the overtly homeless remained low. When housing destruction recurred but the population of emigrants froze (perhaps due to lack of affordable homes ...
Deborah Wallace, Rodrick Wallace, 2001
10
Homelessness In America
A more expansive definition of literal homelessness might include the institutionalized who have no usual home elsewhere, the most unstable group among the precariously housed, or both. An ideal study includes as many segments as ...
JIM BAUMOHL, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PRECARIOUSLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term precariously is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Watch this white-knuckle jumbo jet landing in tenacious Amsterdam …
Then, as the massive plane is precariously close to the ground, its nose dips forward and the wings rock side to side in a hold-your-breath ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
The Indian Man Who Spent 22 Years Single-Handedly Carving a …
Harry Nilsson's childhood Brooklyn home still stands in a much-changed neighborhood · This precariously perched boulder is fabled to be a ... «Slate Magazine, Jul 15»
3
Ashhurst fire brigade needs volunteers
They've just played a key part in helping clean up a tanker of blood left hanging precariously in the Manawatu Gorge, but the Ashhurst ... «Manawatu Standard, Jul 15»
4
Man fighting for his life after getting trapped under digger
He said: “It was on a large amount of earth and was rather precariously placed. “It was upside down and there was lots of police, the air ... «Bucks Herald, Jul 15»
5
S&P 500 teeters on the 200-day average
Broadly speaking, the U.S. benchmarks are precariously positioned as this technical test takes shape. Before detailing the U.S. markets' wider ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
6
Runaway collie rescued in highlands
Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team used quad bikes to reach the precariously perched pooch on the north side of Glen Spean and abseiled ... «Aberdeen Press and Journal, Jul 15»
7
New report looks at the health of homeless and street-involved youth …
McCreary Centre Society has today published the results of a survey looking at the health of 12 to 19 year olds who are homeless, precariously ... «Kelowna Capital News, Jul 15»
8
'Punching bag' Noy thanks all, from SB to Yolly
“In this job, I sometimes feel like a punching bag precariously held together by duct tape,” he said. “But I have never wavered because you are ... «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
9
9 Computer Games that Ruined My Childhood
... to get the Reptar-shaped raft across the river in order to retrieve baby Dil, who is for some terrible reason being hung precariously off a bridge ... «Paste Magazine, Jul 15»
10
Cricket review: Northern League, Lytham and Palace Shield
Blackpool's decision to bat looked like it may backfire as they stood precariously at 30-3, captain Paul Danson again batting down the order. «Blackpool Gazette, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Precariously [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/precariously>. Sep 2021 ».
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