dangerous and unstable
precarious - unstable
Something ‘precarious’ is hazardous and volatile and may very easily become worse if you are not careful or if urgent hope does not arrive. It can be used in both a social and professional context, and always has negative connotations.
Our precarious financial position is a real cause for concern. Without outside investment, we will go under.
The precariousness of the situation leaves us with no choice but to take drastic action.
When I looked out the window, I saw my daughter balanced precariously on the edge of a wall. I was terrified she was going to fall off.