Definition of chanciness in English:



  • See chancy

    • ‘The chanciness of anyone's coming-to-be is part of the human condition, like mortality.’
    • ‘He likes the chanciness of the San Andreas fault, on which he now lives in California.’
    • ‘The main characteristic of my work is the contrast between chanciness and design.’
    • ‘As Garry Wills states, ‘the chanciness of arousal shows the loss of the integrity, the unison, of body and soul’.’
    • ‘Seen from the standpoint of ordinary people, the essential theme of the the eighteenth-century experience was not so much achievement as the fragility and chanciness of life.’