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dodg·y

 (dŏj′ē)
adj. dodg·i·er, dodg·i·est Chiefly British
1. Evasive; shifty.
2. Unsound, unstable, and unreliable.
3. So risky as to require very deft handling.

dodgy

(ˈdɒdʒɪ)
adj, dodgier or dodgiest
1. risky, difficult, or dangerous
2. uncertain or unreliable; tricky

dodg•y

(ˈdɒdʒ i)

adj. dodg•i•er, dodg•i•est. Chiefly Brit.
1. evasive or tricky.
2. risky; hazardous; chancy.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.dodgy - of uncertain outcome; especially fraught with risk; "an extremely dicey future on a brave new world of liquid nitrogen, tar, and smog"- New Yorker
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
2.dodgy - marked by skill in deception; "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"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

dodgy

adjective
1. (Brit., Austral., & N.Z) nasty, offensive, unpleasant, revolting, distasteful, repellent, unsavoury, obnoxious, repulsive, objectionable, repugnant He was a bit of a dodgy character.
2. (Brit., Austral., & N.Z) risky, difficult, tricky, dangerous, delicate, uncertain, problematic(al), unreliable, dicky (Brit. informal), dicey (informal, chiefly Brit.), ticklish, chancy (informal) Predicting voting trends is a dodgy business.
3. second rate, poor, inferior, mediocre, shoddy, low-grade, low-quality, substandard, for the birds (informal), pants (slang), end-of-the-pier (Brit. informal), rubbishy, piss-poor (slang), bush-league (Austral. & N.Z. informal), half-pie (N.Z. informal) cheap hotels and dodgy food
Translations
خَطِر، فيه مُجازَفَهغَيْر آمِن، غَيْر موثوق
obtížnýriskantní
risikabelsværusikker
rizikós
áhættusamur; vafasamurvafasamur

dodgy

[ˈdɒdʒɪ] ADJ (Brit) (dodgier (compar) (dodgiest (superl)))
1. (= dishonest) [person] → de poco fiar, poco fiable; [business, deal, district] → oscuro, chungo (Sp) ; [practice] → dudoso
there's something dodgy about himhay algo en él que me da mala espina
the whole business seemed a bit dodgytodo el asunto parecía un poco oscuro
2. (= unreliable, uncertain) [plan] → arriesgado; [weather] → inestable
the clutch is a bit dodgyel embrague no anda muy bien, el embrague está un poco chungo (Sp)
he's in a dodgy situation financiallysu situación económica es un poco peliaguda
the sausages looked dodgylas salchichas tenían una pinta sospechosa
to have a dodgy backtener la espalda fastidiada, estar fastidiado de la espalda
to have a dodgy heartestar fastidiado del corazón

dodgy

[ˈdɒdʒi] adj
(= uncertain) → douteux/euse
(= shady) [character] → louche; [deal] → louche
(= unsafe) → peu sûr(e)

dodgy

adj (Brit inf)
(= dubious, uncertain) personzweifelhaft, zwielichtig; deal, business, practiceszwielichtig; area, loanzweifelhaft; planunsicher; situationvertrackt (inf), → verzwickt (inf); weatherunbeständig; there’s something dodgy about himer ist nicht ganz koscher (inf); there’s something dodgy about this businessdie Sache ist nicht ganz astrein (inf); it’s a dodgy business (= uncertain)es ist eine unsichere Sache; he’s on dodgy grounder befindet sich auf unsicherem Boden
(= weak) back, heartschwach; (= damaged) tyre, car/boat etc partdefekt; he has a dodgy stomach from eating oysterser hat Austern gegessen und sich damit den Magen verdorben
(= near-the-knuckle) remarkanstößig

dodgy

[ˈdɒdʒɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (plan) → azzardato/a, rischioso/a; (deal) → sospetto/a, poco chiaro/a; (person) → losco/a
we're in a dodgy situation → navighiamo in cattive acque

dodge

(dodʒ) verb
to avoid (something) by a sudden and/or clever movement. She dodged the blow; He dodged round the corner out of sight; Politicians are very good at dodging difficult questions.
noun
1. an act of dodging.
2. a trick. You'll never catch him – he knows every dodge there is.
ˈdodgy adjective
1. difficult or risky. Catching the 5.15 train after the meeting will be rather dodgy.
2. (of a person, organization etc) not trustworthy or safe, financially or otherwise. I think the whole business sounds a bit dodgy.
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