chancy


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chanc·y

 (chăn′sē)
adj. chanc·i·er, chanc·i·est
1. Uncertain as to outcome; risky; hazardous.
2. Random; haphazard.
3. Scots Lucky; propitious.

chanc′i·ness n.

chancy

(ˈtʃɑːnsɪ) or

chancey

adj, chancier or chanciest
informal of uncertain outcome or temperament; risky
ˈchancily adv
ˈchanciness n

chanc•y

(ˈtʃæn si, ˈtʃɑn-)

adj. chanc•i•er, chanc•i•est.
1. hazardous or risky; uncertain.
2. subject to chance; random; haphazard.
3. Scot. lucky.
[1505–15]
chanc′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chancy - of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
2.chancy - subject to accident or chance or change; "a chancy appeal at best"; "getting that job was definitely fluky"; "a fluky wind"; "an iffy proposition"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
uncertain - not certain to occur; not inevitable; "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"

chancy

adjective (Informal) risky, dangerous, uncertain, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), hazardous, speculative, perilous, problematical, dicey (informal, chiefly Brit.) Investment is becoming a chancy business.
sure, sound, certain, safe, secure, stable, reliable

chancy

adjective
Translations
فيهِ مُجازَفَه، غَيْر مَضْمون
riskantní
óviss, tvísÿnn
risklisonu şüpheli

chancy

[ˈtʃɑːnsɪ] ADJ (chancier (compar) (chanciest (superl))) → arriesgado

chancy

[ˈtʃɑːnsi] adj (= risky) → risqué(e)

chancy

adj (+er) (inf: = risky) → riskant

chancy

chancey [ˈtʃɑːnsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → rischioso/a

chance

(tʃaːns) noun
1. luck or fortune. It was by chance that I found out the truth.
2. an opportunity. Now you have a chance to do well.
3. a possibility. He has no chance of winning.
4. (a) risk. There's an element of chance in this business deal.
verb
1. to risk. I may be too late but I'll just have to chance it.
2. to happen accidentally or unexpectedly. I chanced to see him last week.
adjective
happening unexpectedly. a chance meeting.
ˈchancy adjective
risky or uncertain. a chancy arrangement.
chance on/upon
1. to meet by accident. I chanced on a friend of yours.
2. to discover by accident. I chanced upon some information.
by any chance
used in enquiring about the possibility of something. Are you by any chance free tonight?
by chance
by luck; without planning. They met by chance.
an even chance
equal probability for and against. We have an even chance of success.
the chances are
it is likely (that). The chances are he can't come tomorrow.
References in classic literature ?
I had some other advice from Neil: to speak with no one by the way, to avoid Whigs, Campbells, and the "red-soldiers;" to leave the road and lie in a bush if I saw any of the latter coming, "for it was never chancy to meet in with them;" and in brief, to conduct myself like a robber or a Jacobite agent, as perhaps Neil thought me.
By all right and reason, it was the Royal Geographical that should have appealed to him, but men are as chancy as children in their choice of playthings.
There's never so much pleasure i' wearing a bonnet the second year, especially when the crowns are so chancy,--never two summers alike.
Beatrice Chancy is one of the best piece of dramatic work written about slavery and the suppression of female sexuality.
According to Ottawa's Caledon institute of Social Policy, the chancy nature of Canada's job market is the main cause of increasing poverty among the country's families.
The ultimate goal: less chancy chicken and safer steak on your plate.
Of course Parfit's account of personal survival was not designed to cater for the strange hypothesis that our conscious selves multiply, like amoebae, every time we observe anything chancy.
With so many players committed to the attack, it is absolutely vital for the offense to avoid playing a chancy ball that places most of their attackers immediately on the wrong side should it be lost
With the plastics machinery aftermarket so chock full of suppliers, picking the best products can be a chancy prospect.
From most settlements along the Lena, a telephone call to Irkutsk, the largest city of eastern Siberia, was chancy at best; a call to Moscow was as futile as dialing the moon.
Outdoor dining in the Northwest can be a chancy affair, with frequent rains and drizzle to contend with.
Marketing panelists include Karen Weiner Escalera, KWE group, Miami, known for the firm's work for Mexico City and Cartagena, Colombia; Dwight Johnson, Sandals Resorts; Maryse Chancy, Association Touristique d'Haiti; Hugh Riley, Caribbean Tourism Organization; Lionel Pressoir, Tour Haiti and Guide Panorama; and Frank Nocera, Visit Florida.