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.
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chancy

(ˈtʃɑːnsɪ) or

chancey

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

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

chancy

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

[ˈtʃɑːnsi] adj (= risky) → risqué(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

chancy

adj (+er) (inf: = risky) → riskant
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chancy

chancey [ˈtʃɑːnsɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → rischioso/a
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
This type of demonstrative evidence is the most dramatic, but also the chanciest. The courtroom stunt involving the infamous bloody leather glove in the O.J.
Lately he has turned to one of the chanciest investments in the world - the Iraqi dinar.
He was totally fearless, never turning down the ride on even the chanciest of jumpers, and once estimated he had broken more than 50 bones.