- unpredictable; risky; uncertain.
Origin of dicey
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Examples from the Web for dicey
Thus the administration is hit from all sides—at a moment in which it is trying to pursue its dicey diplomatic agenda.Iran's New Gay Executions
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I ask about school performance and behavioral concerns, which can sometimes be dicey.Kids Don’t Know How Overweight They Really Are
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If the U.S. loses to Germany and one of Portugal or Ghana get a win, however, things get dicey.USA vs. Germany World Cup Primer: Everything You Need to Know About the Epic Showdown
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Taking more than a day and several iterations of a story to acknowledge it is where things get dicey.The Strange Tale of the Tea Party Senate Hopeful and the Break-In
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There was the time Harold helped the boys, fixing that dicey scene with Walter Winchell.The Stacks: Harold Conrad Was Many Things, But He Was Never, Ever Dull
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I should like to hear more of the story; but, I say, Dicey, are you certain that it is true?The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader
Professor Dicey gives an admirable exposition of the 'rule of law.'The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
Gall she war call Dicey, an' she war borned on de plantation.The Book of Romance
The captain, Gregory, and Dicey were seated in the cabin at the time taking tea.
The captain sat at the head of the table, Dicey at the foot, and the doctor at the side.
- difficult or dangerous; risky; tricky
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Word Origin and History for dicey
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