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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Uncertainty or risk due to fortune or luck.

Usage examples (6)
  • With the chanciness of their species the children suddenly became angelic.
  • Their stories illustrate both the chanciness of life -- the ROTC student was one of only twelve from Harvard College to die in Vietnam -- and certain larger sociological...
  • For even following the advice of the best financial planners, doing the best we can to deal with the chanciness, uncertainty and confusion about the future, in the end,...
  • He understands the chanciness of normal human perception. for more
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