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dicey Line breaks: dicey
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪsi/

Definition of dicey in English:

adjective (dicier, diciest)

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.
risky, uncertain, unpredictable, touch-and-go, precarious, unsafe, dangerous, perilous, high-risk, hazardous, fraught with danger;
Scottish  unchancy
informal chancy, hairy, sticky, iffy
British informal dodgy
North American informal gnarly
archaic or , humorous parlous

Words that rhyme with dicey

icy, pricey, spicy, vice
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