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synonyms for chancy

  • capricious
  • contingent
  • dicey
  • erratic
  • fluctuant
  • fluky
  • hazardous
  • iffy
  • incalculable
  • precarious
  • problematic
  • problematical
  • rocky
  • speculative
  • ticklish
  • touchy
  • tricky
  • uncertain
  • unpredictable
  • unsound
  • whimsical
See also synonyms for: chanciness

antonyms for chancy

MOST RELEVANT
  • certain
  • safe
  • secure
  • sure
  • tried
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How to use chancy in a sentence

To get a light in this way was the most chancy thing in the world.
SUMMER DAYS IN SHAKESPEARE LANDCHARLES G. HARPER
It was chancy work at best, with a possible stumble up against death at every step.
CARETTE OF SARKJOHN OXENHAM
As his partner in the chancy enterprise of marriage were not her feelings and desires entitled to equal consideration?
NORTH OF FIFTY-THREEBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Include as a factor Hyman by all means, for lacking him our chain of chancy coincidence would lack a most vital link.
SUNDRY ACCOUNTSIRVIN S. COBB
The Pole's position was chancy enough to satisfy even his melodramatic soul.
VIKINGS OF THE PACIFICAGNES C. LAUT
Elspeth was unco clever in her young days, as I can mind right weel, but there was aye a word o' her no being that chancy.
THE ANTIQUARY, COMPLETESIR WALTER SCOTT
In New York or Chicago, that amount would afford you mighty chancy fare and only a back hall room.
THROUGH OUR UNKNOWN SOUTHWESTAGNES C. LAUT
There was, perhaps, a certain wisdom in this, a wisdom of a dashing chancy nature.
THE BERTRAMSANTHONY TROLLOPE
Now Chancy his son has taken the field and is famous among the eleven of his school.
ROUNDABOUT PAPERSWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
But to lead him into the chancy sort of deal Kirby had outlined was entirely too dangerous.
RIDE PROUD, REBEL!ANDRE ALICE NORTON
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WORDS RELATED TO CHANCY

  • annoying
  • bulky
  • chancy
  • cramped
  • cumbersome
  • dangerous
  • disagreeable
  • discommodious
  • hard to use
  • hazardous
  • incommodious
  • inconvenient
  • perilous
  • risky
  • troublesome
  • uncomfortable
  • unhandy
  • unmanageable
  • unwieldy
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.