fishily


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fish·y

 (fĭsh′ē)
adj. fish·i·er, fish·i·est
1. Resembling or suggestive of fish, as in taste or odor.
2. Cold or expressionless: a fishy stare.
3. Informal Inspiring doubt or suspicion: Something is fishy about the accident.

fish′i·ly adv.
fish′i·ness n.
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Adv.1.fishily - in a questionably unusual manner; "this money had been queerly come by"
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Pumblechook continued to stand over me, staring fishily and breathing noisily, as he always did.
Systematics and biogeography of the fishily genus Parachatdiodes (Megaloptera: Corydalidae) endemic to the east Asian Islands.
Two years later, amid all those fishily timed "terror alerts," Republicans issued forth with slanders that John Kerry was all about reading suicide hijackers their Miranda rights.