adjective (dicier, diciest)• informal
- Unpredictable and potentially dangerous: democracy is a dicey businessMore example sentences
risky, uncertain, unpredictable, touch-and-go, precarious, unsafe, dangerous, perilous, high-risk, hazardous, fraught with danger; tricky, ticklish, delicate, difficult, awkward, thorny, problematical, problematic; Scottish unchancyBritish • informal dodgyNorth American • informal gnarly• archaic or • humorous parlous
- 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.