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Synonyms for fishy
ˈfɪʃ ifishy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fishyadjective

    of or relating to or resembling fish

    "the soup had a fishy smell"

    suspicious, suspect, shady, funny


  2. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspiciousadjective

    not as expected

    "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"

    fly-by-night, shady, louche, comic, laughable, rum, shadowed, untrusting, umbrageous, singular, odd, wary, amusing, comical, suspicious, leery, funny, mirthful, risible, peculiar, shadowy, mistrustful, suspect, rummy, curious


Editors Contribution

  1. suspicion, doubt

    something just doesn't add.

    i'm not sure about the evidence put forward, i need some more background work done before any conclusions are made.

    Submitted by greenwriter60 on March 26, 2019  
  2. piscatorial

    suspicious looking

    the man outside the bank looks piscatorial

    Submitted by anonymous on January 12, 2020  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fishyadjective

    fishlike, extravagant, exaggerated, improbable

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fishy":

    blueberry, fish

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How to use fishy in a sentence?

  1. Lawyer Bradley Bondi:

    The court realized its fishy to use a financial fraud statute, carrying up to 20 years in prison, to prosecute a commercial fisherman who otherwise would have been subject at most to a civil crime and the temporary loss of his fishing license.

  2. Noël Coward:

    There's always something fishy about the French.

  3. Richard Theoharis:

    He’s very capable on the paddle board so it seems fishy to me, he was under pressure. He owed $600,000 and he didn’t have it. He was afraid the judge would throw him in jail. If he’s scared, we hope he will contact us. Make a phone call. Just let somebody know you’re safe so we can rest at night.

  4. Arthur Liu:

    I didn’t feel good about it. I felt something fishy was going on, from my dealings with the U.S. Figure Skating association, they would never call me on the phone to get copies of our passports. I really cut it short once I realized what he was asking for.

  5. Mouchegh Petrossian:

    Great caviar should have a buttery smoothness to it and shouldn’t really taste fishy at all.

Translations for fishy

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  • рибен, рибешки, съмнителен, подозрителенBulgarian
  • fiskeagtig, lusketDanish
  • anrüchig, fischig, Fisch, verdächtigGerman
  • kala, kalaisa, mätä, -mainen, epäilyttäväFinnish
  • ichthyique, suspect, poissonFrench
  • मछली काHindi
  • di pesce, sospettosoItalian
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  • visachtig, verdachtDutch
  • podejrzany, śmierdzący, rybiPolish
  • písceo, suspeitoPortuguese
  • cu gust de peşteRomanian
  • ры́бий, рыбоподо́бный, сомни́тельный, ры́бный, подозри́тельныйRussian
  • చేపలుగలTelugu

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