Definition of dicey in English:

dicey

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪsi
 
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adjective (dicier, diciest)

informal
Unpredictable and potentially dangerous: democracy is a dicey business
More example sentences
  • Lots of people write to ask about detecting the subtle signs of a potentially dicey relationship.
  • Talking politics is dicey business, particularly with somebody you don't know.
  • Keeping your personal relationship on even keel during this emotionally dicey period could prove difficult.
Synonyms
risky, uncertain, unpredictable, touch-and-go, precarious, unsafe, dangerous, perilous, high-risk, hazardous, fraught with danger; tricky, ticklish, delicate, difficult, awkward, thorny, problematical, problematic; Scottishunchancy
informal chancy, hairy, sticky, iffy
British informal dodgy
North American informal gnarly
archaic or humorous parlous

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