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Definitions and Synonyms of fishy | Another word for fishy | What is fishy?

Definition 1: of or relating to or resembling fish - [adjective denoting pert]

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

  • the soup had a fishy smell

Definition 2: not as expected - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • there was something fishy about the accident
  • up to some funny business
  • some definitely queer goings-on
  • a shady deal
  • her motives were suspect
  • suspicious behavior

Synonyms for fishy in the sense of this definition

(fishy is similar to ...) subject to question

"questionable motives" "a questionable reputation" "a fire of questionable origin"

(fishy is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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