risque

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj risque suggestive of sexual impropriety "a blue movie","blue jokes","he skips asterisks and gives you the gamy details","a juicy scandal","a naughty wink","naughty words","racy anecdotes","a risque story","spicy gossip"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Risqué Hazardous; risky; esp., fig., verging upon impropriety; dangerously close to, or suggestive of, what is indecent or of doubtful morality; as, a risqué story.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., p.p. of risquer, to risk

Usage

In literature:

Your virtue runs no risque from me.
"The Monk; a romance" by M. G. Lewis
We cannot even sleep, without risque of infection.
"The Expedition of Humphry Clinker" by Tobias Smollett
He discountenanced risque conversations now.
"Howards End" by E. M. Forster
If it had a drawback, it was that it was too simple, too little risque.
"Under Two Flags" by Ouida [Louise de la Ramee]
Mrs. Hand was excited by his risque reputation.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
Here sex is exploited to the point of the risque and sometimes beyond it.
"The Nervous Housewife" by Abraham Myerson
For who would risque the making impromptu poems at Paris?
"Observations and Reflections Made in the Course of a Journey through France, Italy, and Germany, Vol. I" by Hester Lynch Piozzi
And you wouldn't surely run the Risque of eating up your Aunt?
"Zadig" by Voltaire
Auburn Risque will lose.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend
Do not allow any young man to relate a story in your presence that has the slightest risque turn to it.
"Evening Round Up" by William Crosbie Hunter
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In news:

Then he explained he wanted me to act in a risqué film.
This story is a little risqué .
Watch it below, but make sure your boss isn't looking, because it may well be one of the most risqué music videos ever recorded.
She then brought the same risque routine to London's G.A.Y.
American halfpipe bronze medalist Scotty Lago volunteered to leave the Olympics on Friday after risque pictures of him showed up on the Internet.
Adam Lambert Refuses to Apologize for Risque AMA Performance.
Britney Spears' Risque "3 " to Debut Atop Hot 100.
Quilting Magazine Exposes Craft's Risque Underside.
"The committee realizes the attention-getting advance of being a little risqué , especially in this market segment," Hertel adds.
Tomorrow they'll find out when "Cafe Risque " will open its doors.
Risque business at Olympics.
Judge Tut-Tuts Risque Ryan McGinley Lawsuit: Case Dismissed.
Risqué Café, in Lake View.
Girls creator Lena Dunham is starring in an ad for President Obama that is almost as risque as her TV show.
Looking for more of a risqué way to spend your weekend.
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In science:

Le comportement de l’homme rationnel devant le risque: Critique des postulats et axiomes de l’ecole americaine.
Axioms for Rational Reinforcement Learning
Analyse discriminante: Application au risque et scoring financier.
Transfer Learning Using Logistic Regression in Credit Scoring
La gestion du risque de crédit est un domaine en forte croissance, en raison du développement des offres.
Transfer Learning Using Logistic Regression in Credit Scoring
Stabilit´e et instabilit´e du risque minimax pour des variables ind´ependantes ´equidistribu´ees.
The Brouwer Lecture 2005: Statistical estimation with model selection
It has been partly supported by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR), undergrants ATLAS and Croyances, and the “Chaire de la Fondation du Risque”, Dauphine-ENSAE-Groupama : Les particuliers face aux risques.
Uniform value in Dynamic Programming
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