adjective, chanc·i·er, chanc·i·est.
adjective chancier or chanciest
- informal of uncertain outcome or temperament; risky
1510s, “lucky, foreboding good fortune,” from chance (n.) + -y (2). Meaning “uncertain, subject to risk” is recorded from 1860. The possible sense “full of opportunity” seems to have been used regularly only in cricket (1875).