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English adjective: chancy

1. chancy of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

SamplesAn extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog.

Synonymschanceful, dicey, dodgy

Similardangerous, unsafe


2. chancy subject to accident or chance or change

SamplesA chancy appeal at best.
Getting that job was definitely fluky.
A fluky wind.
An iffy proposition.

Synonymsflukey, fluky, iffy


Domain usagecolloquialism

Antonymssure, certain

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