chancy

[chan-see, chahn-]
adjective, chancier, chanciest.
1.
uncertain, hazardous, or risky.
2.
random; haphazard; subject to chance.
3.
Chiefly Scot. lucky.

Origin:
1505–15; chance + -y1

chanciness, noun


1. precarious, doubtful, dubious, venturesome.


1. sure, certain, predictable.
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chancy or chancey (ˈtʃɑːnsɪ)
 
adj , chancier, chanciest
informal of uncertain outcome or temperament; risky
 
chancey or chancey
 
adj
 
'chancily or chancey
 
adv
 
'chanciness or chancey
 
n

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chancy
1513, "lucky," from chance (q.v.). Meaning "uncertain, subject to risk" is recorded from 1860.
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Predicting the course and strength of a hurricane is a chancy art.
There were no more chancy meetings in neutral countries.
Writing to companies with requests or complaints is a chancy business.
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