chanciness
noun see chancy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chanciness — See chancy. * * * …   Universalium

  • chanciness — noun the quality of being chancy or risky; riskiness …   Wiktionary

  • chanciness — chanc·i·ness …   English syllables

  • chanciness — sēnə̇s, in noun ( es) : uncertainty or risk due to chance : fortuitousness * * * chancˈiness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑chance …   Useful english dictionary

  • chancy — chanciness, n. /chan see, chahn /, adj., chancier, chanciest. 1. uncertain, hazardous, or risky. 2. random; haphazard; subject to chance. 3. Chiefly Scot. lucky. [1505 15; CHANCE + Y1] Syn. 1. precarious, doubtful, dubious, venturesome. Ant. 1.… …   Universalium

  • chancy — adjective (chancier; est) Date: 1513 1. Scottish bringing good luck ; auspicious 2. uncertain in outcome or prospect ; risky 3. occurring by chance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • chance — Synonyms and related words: a leg up, accidental, accidentally, advantage, adventitious, adventure, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphous, appear, approach, aptitude, aptness, arise, assay, attempt, bare possibility, bechance, befall, bet, betide, blind …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • hesitation — Synonyms and related words: Fabian policy, Micawberism, abeyance, averseness, backwardness, balbuties, bashfulness, boggle, boggling, break, caesura, calculation, canniness, capriciousness, care, careful consideration, carefulness, caution,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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