dicey


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dic·ey

 (dī′sē)
adj. dic·i·er, dic·i·est
Involving or fraught with danger or risk: "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog" (New Yorker).

[From dice.]

dicey

(ˈdaɪsɪ)
adj, dicier or diciest
difficult or dangerous; risky; tricky

dic•ey

(ˈdaɪ si)

adj. dic•i•er, dic•i•est.
unpredictable; risky; uncertain.
[1935–40; dice + -ey1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dicey - 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"

dicey

adjective (Informal, chiefly Brit.) dangerous, difficult, tricky, risky, hairy (slang), ticklish, chancy (informal) a dicey moment during a risky climb up the cliff
Translations
خَطِر، غَيْر مُؤَكَّد، فيه مُخاطَرَه
nebezpečnýriskantní
risikabelusikker
áhættusamur
ne olacağı bilinmeyenriskli

dicey

[ˈdaɪsɪ] ADJ (dicier (compar) (diciest (superl))) (Brit) (= uncertain) → incierto, dudoso; (= hazardous) → peligroso, arriesgado

dicey

[ˈdaɪsi] adj
it's a bit dicey → c'est un peu risqué

dicey

adj (inf)riskant

dicey

[ˈdaɪsɪ] adj (fam) it's a bit diceyè un po' un rischio

dice

(dais) plural dice noun
(American die (dai) ) a small cube, usually with numbered sides or faces, used in certain games. It is your turn to throw the dice.
verb
1. to cut (vegetables etc) into small cubes. She diced the carrots for the soup.
2. to compete (with someone) at throwing dice; to gamble.
ˈdicey adjective
uncertain; risky. a dicey situation.
dice with death
to do something very risky (and dangerous). He diced with death every time he took a short cut across the main railway line.
the die is cast
the decisive step has been taken – there is no going back.
References in classic literature ?
If, like Pauline Dicey, she had roller-skated for a solid hour with a black-moustached stranger while her fiance floundered in Mug's Alley she could have understood his frowning disapprovingly.
Dodgy landlords who try to shirk their duties and nightmare tenants who refuse to pay - the rental sector can be a dicey business.
Brendan Byrne, originally from Bree in Co Wexford, runs Dicey Reilly's in Puerto Del Carmen, Lanzarote.
'And it is being dicey. I am not getting the feedback I wanted.
Dicey Ailes has released the visuals for his hit single `Diceyyy.'
for deer, sheep, slobbering horses and dicey ravens.
"The parties concerned with the government formation process are fighting over conditions and counter-conditions, while the country is surrounded by dicey events from the outside, and saddles under cumulating domestic crises," Kataeb said in a statement, holding those hindering the formation responsible for the political instability.
"I'm going back to my old trough", "if not I'll be fair game!" Things really looked so dicey for, the "Larder Lot" it seemed.
It was such a dicey question, owing to the fact that money is very vital in every relationship, while romance on its part is also key to service the relationship or it goes sour.
After winning the toss, Ottawa Canada XI opted to bat first on the dicey wicket at the Rideau Hall Cricket Ground in the Governor General House.
When all of your relationships are meticulously vetted by church officials who also believe this planet was seeded millions of years ago by a martian overlord, things have a tendency to get a little dicey. Such is the case with the ex-wives of actor Tom Cruise, including actresses Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman, who both escaped their membership to Scientology - a requirement for being Mrs.