risk-averse


risk-averse
risk-averse UK US adjective business
opposed to taking risks, or only willing to take small risks
Thesaurus: careful and cautioussynonym

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ˈrisk-averse 8 [risk-averse] adjective
not willing to do sth if it is possible that sth bad could happen as a result

We live in a risk-averse culture.

In business you cannot be innovative and risk-averse at the same time.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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