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DODGY (dodgier, dodgiest)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does dodgy mean? 

DODGY (adjective)
  The adjective DODGY has 2 senses:

1. of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk
2. marked by skill in deception

  Familiarity information: DODGY used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DODGY (adjective)


Sense 1dodgy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk

Synonyms:

chanceful; chancy; dicey; dodgy

Context example:

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

Similar:

dangerous; unsafe (involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm)


Sense 2dodgy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by skill in deception

Synonyms:

crafty; wily; tricksy; sly; knavish; guileful; foxy; cunning; dodgy; tricky; slick

Context examples:

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

Similar:

artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)


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