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Definition 1: marked by skill in deception - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dodgy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for dodgy in the sense of this definition

(dodgy is similar to ...) marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

"the artful dodger" "an artful choice of metaphors"

Definition 2: of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dodgy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog

Synonyms for dodgy in the sense of this definition

(dodgy is similar to ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

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