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 ?
It's one o' them chancy things as fools thrive on."
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."
(Names can appear vertically, horizontally, diagonally, backwards or forwards) ALL MIXED UP Rearrange the letters to reveal the name of this hurdler who has won at the Cheltenham Festival Chancy Lions No (7,6) ANSWERS PAGE 15 Compiled by Robbie Wilders and Daniel Hill
Also featuring on the music bill over the weekend will be a DJ set from RTE's Doireann Garrihy on Saturday, while street performance puppeteers The Chancy Brothers bring some classic Irish folk and trad to the audience as they rove throughout the racecourse over the weekend.
Skipper Kane Williamson was batting on a pugnacious 55 for his 29th fifty-and second in the match-and with him Henry Nicholls unbeaten on a chancy 20, as New Zealand led by 36 runs with six wickets intact.
The extension of Bernex begins at the intersection of Confignon, follows the road Chancy, ending before the crossroads of the road Laconnex, the right of the plot No.
Maxwell hit a chancy 37-ball 52 with four boundaries and a six but could not score the 23 runs required in the final over as Australia chasing 148 to win ended up at 136-8 in their 20 overs at Dubai stadium.
In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, National Community Pharmacists Association board member Hugh Chancy urged support for a gag clause prohibition.
He said no doubt Media in Pakistan exhibit excellent reporting and professional capabilities, but still there was need to train media personals, to deal with chancy situations specifically in Balochistan.
Backwards Causation and the Chancy Past, JOHN CUSBERT