One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unlucky, inauspicious, or dangerous.‘it would be indefensible, and even perhaps unchancy, to let him pay’‘he stood still, narrowly observing this unchancy opponent’
risky, uncertain, unpredictable, touch-and-go, precarious, unsafe, dangerous, perilous, high-risk, hazardous, fraught with dangerView synonyms
- ‘It cuts against the grain to be having aught to do with such unchancy things, but if Tomanâk is after being a good enough captain for you to be swearing loyalty to, then that's good enough for me.’
- ‘A boggle is a bogey, an unchancy spirit; he lives there.’
- ‘Like cross-roads, bridges are unchancy places, balanced as they are earth to earth, between past and future - and therefore risky; but I didn't want to wade in the fast-moving depths below, no mater how natural.’
- ‘This is a good town for a book, but very unchancy.’
- ‘He summoned the Guard, but, despite the carnage, he didn't even consider turning his unchancy guests out.’
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