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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.
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Clearly there's a case to be made for backing Ben Olsen's boys but it might be worth going for the chancier draw-DC United double result at 5-1.
Orphaned at nine and sent west, Hoover took a chance in 1891 as a member of the inaugural class at Stanford University, later earning a geology degree, and then, chancier still, struck out to be a mining engineer in the Australian outback.
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Tenders are invited for Routine Maintenance of Solar Water Heating System installed at Vrs Hospitals in connection with Maintenance of Electrical and Mechanical services in various Hospitals namely Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Babu Jagjiwan Ram Memorial Hospital, Satywadi Raja Harish Chancier Hospital, Baba Sahib Ambedkar Hospital, Maharishi valmiki Hospital, under Health North region of Health Maintenance Zone, P.W.D.(GNCTD), New Delhi.
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The stakes are therefore chancier for privately held companies that enter into high-risk markets and expand their international sales than for large businesses with resources.
Looking out of my office into Market Street I see chancier motorists running the gauntlet against the tide of oncoming traffic.
Because developing the tactics and strategy to promote the interests of the exploited, even for resistance, is chancier if we lack clarity on the intricacies of our enemy, the crisis in accumulation this time has cornered many of us into reposing the question 'what is capital?'.
KARACHI, June 07, 2010 (Frontier Star): Three persons were killed by the firing of unknown culprits who were on motorcycle in the Chancier Goth and Kore while in an other separate incident businessman was injured here on Monday.
By KARACHI, June 07, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Three persons were killed by the firing of unknown culprits who were on motorcycle in the Chancier Goth and Kore while in an other separate incident businessman was injured here on Monday.
If you need it much, much later, or your life goals for retirement are many years away, you can be a little bit chancier."