adjective (fishier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. of or resembling fish especially in taste or odor 2. creating doubt or suspicion ; questionable

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  • fishy — [adj] doubtful, suspicious ambiguous, doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, far fetched, funny, implausible, improbable, odd, problematic, queer, questionable, shady, suspect, uncertain, unlikely; concept 552 Ant. aboveboard, honest, likely,… …   New thesaurus

  • fishy — ► ADJECTIVE (fishier, fishiest) 1) referring to or resembling a fish or fish. 2) informal arousing feelings of doubt or suspicion. DERIVATIVES fishily adverb fishiness noun …   English terms dictionary

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  • fishy — adj. (colloq.) fishy about (there is smt. fishy about them) * * * [ fɪʃɪ] (colloq.) fishy about (there is smt. fishy about them) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • fishy — UK [ˈfɪʃɪ] / US adjective Word forms fishy : adjective fishy comparative fishier superlative fishiest 1) tasting or smelling like fish a terrible fishy odour 2) not completely right, honest, or legal Their story sounds fishy to me …   English dictionary

  • fishy — [[t]fɪ̱ʃi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A fishy taste or smell reminds you of fish. 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe a situation as fishy, you feel that someone is not telling the truth or behaving completely honestly. [INFORMAL] There seems to be something… …   English dictionary

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