Definition of fishy in English:

fishy

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Pronunciation: /ˈfɪʃi
 
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adjective (fishier, fishiest)

  • 1Relating to or resembling fish or a fish: a fishy smell
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    • It's a delicate white fish that's less fishy and less oily than the kind of catfish that usually gets drowned in chili powder.
    • It wasn't the most flavourful piece of salmon I have ever eaten, but, then again, if you want a fishy fish, you don't choose salmon.
    • It looked quite fishy, but no fish I know wobbles back and forth in spongy fashion when you try to cut it.
    Synonyms
  • 2 informal Arousing feelings of doubt or suspicion: I’m convinced there is something fishy going on
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    • That doesn't mean, of course, that you should give the next wonderful scientific speaker you hear a fishy glance of suspicion.
    • He comes home too late, he gives fishy excuses, a strange woman called the other night and hung up when Patty picked up the extension.
    • Some of its doctors were implicated in the murder of their staff members who had suspected something fishy about the whole thing.
    Synonyms
    suspicious, questionable, dubious, doubtful, suspect; odd, queer, peculiar, strange, not quite right; mysterious, murky, dark, shifty, disreputable, underhand
    informal funny, shady, crooked, bent, not kosher, off
    British informal dodgy
    Australian/New Zealand informal shonky

Derivatives

fishily

adverb

fishiness

noun
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  • For once the suspicions about the fishiness of the outcome are correct, but not in any pejorative sense.
  • I specifically mentioned the extreme fishiness of resetting my password to ‘password’.
  • In fact it is uncannily like the real thing in appearance, but the taste lacks the level of saltiness and fishiness you would find in the genuine article.

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