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 ?
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.
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.
There's never so much pleasure i' wearing a bonnet the second year, especially when the crowns are so chancy,--never two summers alike.
The coastal road connecting the city of Aden with that of Al-Mukalla has also shown to be eroded due to flashfloods, making it a chancy undertaking for relief trucks to get to the two cities, he said.
Our troops love their cell phones, iPads, tablets and other techno-goodies, but a common problem is chancy, erratic opportunities to charge them up, with people waiting for their turn at every outlet.
Michel Chancy, the Minister of Animal Production in Haiti, said the country is maintaining the measure as the conditions imposed on the Dominican producers are "not yet met.
Michel Chancy, secretary of state for animal production with the ministry of agriculture, has been leading these efforts and sees the tree's additional value as fodder for livestock and poultry, as well as feed for fish farming.
Chancy, From Sugar to Revolution: Women's Visions of Haiti, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic (Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2012)
KARACHI -- Yasir Mushtaq smashed a chancy ton but his solid knock steered his side to 291 for six wickets in their first innings on the opening day of their 3-day fifth round tie against Zone-VII in PCB Senior Inter District Cricket Tournament at the UBL Sports Complex Ground on Thursday.
The substance of their policies is unlikely to change for that would mean making truly tough and chancy decisions - not something those at the top of the greasy political pole are apt to do.
The modal account defines luck by way of possible worlds without necessary reference to indeterminism or determinism: but luck is either chancy or not chancy.
The Chancy Antidote is most likely to cure Victim's headache and save Victim's life, apart from a one-in-a-billion chance that it does nothing.