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Synonyms for dodgyˈdɒdʒ i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chancy, chanceful, dicey, dodgy(adj)

    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, dodgy, tricky, foxy, iffy

    artless, safe

  2. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily(adj)

    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, dodgy, silken, glib, tricky, foxy

    safe, artless


  1. dodgy(adjective)

    unsound and unreliable


  2. dodgy(adjective)


    chancy, risky

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

unreliable, dubious, untrustworthy, questionable, shady, doubtful, murky, suspicious

Translations for dodgy

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • ненадежден, увъртащ, нечестен, избягващ, рискованBulgarian
  • unzuverlässig, risikoreich, unehrlich, riskant, ausweichend, zwielichtigenGerman
  • chungo, extraño, deshonesto, raroSpanish
  • riskialtis, epärehellinen, epävakaaFinnish
  • risqué, malhonnête, perverti, périlleux, pas fiableFrench
  • छलीHindi
  • rischioso, peculiare, anormale, disonesto, elusivo, inaffidabile, strano, evasivoItalian
  • desonesto, evasivo, arriscadoPortuguese
  • с хитрецой, сомнительный, непрочный, непредсказуемый, нечестный, шаткий, ловкий, изворотливый, рискованныйRussian

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