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Definition 1: of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where chancy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog

Synonyms for chancy in the sense of this definition

(chancy is similar to ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

Definition 2: subject to accident or chance or change - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where chancy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a chancy appeal at best
  • getting that job was definitely fluky
  • a fluky wind
  • an iffy proposition

Synonyms for chancy in the sense of this definition

(chancy is similar to ...) not certain to occur; not inevitable

"everything is uncertain about the army" "the issue is uncertain"

(chancy is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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