chancy chancy  /ˈtʃæn si/


  1. (adj) of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
  2. (adj) subject to accident or chance or change



  1. Henry brought Christopher Morley and Kitty Foyle with him, gave Lippincott a more up-to-date approach to the chancy best-seller field.
  2. On his own time, Engineer Cole worries about the future of the human specieswhich he regards as very chancy, indeed.
  3. Thermal plants fueled by Russian gas seemed chancy given Finland's uneasy relationship with its neighbor.


  1. Durbin Hopes Senate Immigration Deal Convinces House To Vote Yes

    While chances for sweeping immigration reform have improved with a Senate package of border security measures added to a bill backed by the White House, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said the proposal remains chancy in the House.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS Chicago

  2. Clinton: Prospect Ave. Rehab Project Information Meeting

    The Prospect Avenue Rehabilitation Project in Clinton, Iowa, starts Thursday, June 20, 2013.With the start of the project, Prospect Avenue, Chancy Street, and Wallace Street will be completely closed to
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KWQC-TV 6 Davenport

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  1. Senate Finance Committee Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters the vote count might not have changed much."I don't know where to get three more Democratic votes,he said.Will we get them? I don't know. People say it's very chancy."
    on Aug 1, 2006 By: Charles Grassley Source: FOXNews

  2. "I've always felt that South Carolina as a university doesn't belong to me, it belongs to the state. And trying to get our program out in the state is a good thing," Odom said. "It is a bit risky. Chancy, whatever you want to call it. But...
    on Nov 26, 2006 By: Dave Odom Source: Myrtle Beach Sun News

  3. "Chance is the way we scientists see the universe. It has nothing to do with God. It's not chancy to God, it's chancy to us," Coyne said.
    on Jul 26, 2005 By: George Coyne Source: National Catholic Reporter

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