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fishy

fish·y

fishy

 
pronunciation:
fI shi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: fishier, fishiest
definition 1: similar to a fish, esp. in taste or smell.
synonyms:
piscine
similar words:
piscatorial
definition 2: cold and lifeless in expression.
synonyms:
expressionless, glassy
similar words:
blank, deadpan, dull, empty, vacant
definition 3: (informal) questionable or improbable.
His story sounds fishy to me.
synonyms:
improbable, questionable, suspicious, unlikely
similar words:
doubtful, dubious, embroidered, exaggerated, far-fetched, peculiar, shady, slippery, suspect, unreliable
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derivations: fishily (adv.), fishiness (n.)
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