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1. dodgy

adjective. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk.

Synonyms

  • chancy
  • unsafe
  • chanceful
  • dangerous

Antonyms

  • maladroit
  • unattractive
  • artlessness
  • easy

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dodge (English)

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2. dodgy

adjective. marked by skill in deception.

Synonyms

  • sly
  • crafty
  • wily
  • cunning
  • tricksy
  • tricky
  • artful
  • foxy
  • knavish
  • guileful

Antonyms

  • dull
  • roughness
  • implausible
  • nonslippery

Etymology

  • -y (English)
  • -y (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dodge (English)

Example sentences of the word dodgy


1. Adjective
Not only will you shave time off of your runs, you'll be able to get out of dodgy situations quickly.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Coping with knee pain and dodgy knees is like going about your daily routine with a nagging headache.

3. Verb, past participle
If the company you're using doesn't have information about its licensing arrangements on its website, it could be dodgy.

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