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Synonyms for dodgy
ˈdɒdʒ idodgy

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  1. dodgyadjective

    unsound and unreliable


  2. dodgyadjective


    This is a slightly dodgy plan, because there is a lot that is being changed for this fix.

    chancy, risky

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  1. chancy, chanceful, dicey, dodgyadjective

    of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

    "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker

    tricksy, flukey, chanceful, cunning, dicey, slick, sly, chancy, fluky, knavish, crafty, wily, guileful, tricky, foxy, iffy

    artless, safe

  2. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilyadjective

    marked by skill in deception

    "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"

    tricksy, slippery, cunning, silky, clever, dicey, slick, sly, cute, satiny, chancy, sleek, catchy, ingenious, chanceful, pat, crafty, silklike, wily, guileful, knavish, silken, glib, tricky, foxy

    safe, artless

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How to use dodgy in a sentence?

  1. Bill Marczak:

    There’s been this evolution away from having a target click on a dodgy link.

  2. Jonathan Pryke:

    (He is) widely respected and a noted critic of dodgy deals.

  3. Derek Abbott:

    Perhaps he was a World War Two black market trader or something like that. And that can explain a number of things. For example, why people possibly didn't come forward to identify him. Because, you know, if he's in with a group of people that are doing something a bit dodgy, they wouldn't want any light shone on their activities, for the clothes, perhaps they were second hand, and in those days you tended to clip off the labels because quite often people wrote on those manufacturers' labels in ink to indicate their name or something.

  4. Carter Page:

    There have been various reports [about FISA documents and FBI surveillance of him], but I was so happy to hear that further confirmation is now being revealed. It shows how low the Clinton/Obama regime went to destroy our democracy and suppress dissidents who did not fully support their failed foreign policy. It will be interesting to see what comes out when the unjustified basis for those FISA requests are more fully disclosed over time, including potentially the Dodgy Dossier -- a document that clearly is false evidence, which could represent yet another potential crime.

  5. Julian Lewis:

    Instead of dodgy dossiers, we now have bogus battalions of moderate fighters.

Translations for dodgy

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  • ненадежден, увъртащ, нечестен, избягващ, рискованBulgarian
  • unzuverlässig, riskant, ausweichend, unehrlich, risikoreich, zwielichtigenGerman
  • dodgyGreek
  • raro, extraño, deshonesto, chungoSpanish
  • riskialtis, epävakaa, epärehellinenFinnish
  • pas fiable, risqué, malhonnête, perverti, périlleuxFrench
  • छलीHindi
  • cerdikIndonesian
  • inaffidabile, rischioso, evasivo, peculiare, anormale, disonesto, elusivo, stranoItalian
  • arriscado, desonesto, evasivoPortuguese
  • непредсказуемый, нечестный, шаткий, ловкий, изворотливый, рискованный, непрочный, сомнительный, с хитрецойRussian

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