unchancy
adjective Date: 1533 1. chiefly Scottish ill-fated 2. chiefly Scottish dangerous

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  • Unchancy — Un*chan cy, a. [Pref un + Scot. chancy fortunate, safe.] 1. Happening at a bad time; unseasonable; inconvenient. A. Trollope. [1913 Webster] 2. Ill fated; unlucky. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.] [1913 Webster] 3. Unsafe to meddle with; dangerous. [Scot.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unchancy — [un chan′sē, unchän′sē] adj. [ UN + CHANCY (sense 2)] Scot. 1. unlucky; ill fated 2. dangerous …   English World dictionary

  • unchancy — /un chan see, chahn /, adj. Chiefly Scot. 1. unlucky. 2. dangerous. [1525 35; UN 1 + CHANCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • unchancy — adjective a) unlucky b) inconvenient …   Wiktionary

  • unchancy — un·chancy …   English syllables

  • unchancy — “+ adjective 1. chiefly Scotland : ill fated, ill omened, unlucky 2. chiefly Scotland : unsafe to meddle with : dangerous …   Useful english dictionary

  • A Book of Mermaids — infobox Book | name = A Book of Mermaids title orig = translator = author = Ruth Manning Sanders cover artist = Robin Jacques illustrator = Robin Jacques country = United States language = English series = genre = Fairy tales publisher = E. P.… …   Wikipedia

  • wanchancy — adjective a) Unlucky; unchancy. b) Wicked …   Wiktionary

  • dangerous — adj 1. perilous, hazardous, jeopard ous, Archaic. parlous; risky, chancy, uncertain, Sl. hairy, Chiefly Scot. unchancy; vulnerable, exposed, unsheltered, assailable, defenseless; unsafe, unsound, insecure, shaky, rickety, precarious. 2.… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • unsafe — adj 1. dangerous, fraught with danger, perilous, hazardous, jeopardous, Archaic. parlous, treacherous; threatening, menacing, minatory, minacious, ominous, sinister; risky, chancy, uncertain, Sl. hairy, Chiefly Scot. unchancy, Sl. dicey, touch… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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