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if·fy

 (ĭf′ē)
adj. if·fi·er, if·fi·est Informal
Doubtful; uncertain: an iffy proposition.

[From if.]

if′fi·ness n.

iffy

(ˈɪfɪ)
adj, iffier or iffiest
informal uncertain or subject to contingency: this scheme sounds a bit iffy.
[C20: from if + -y1]

if•fy

(ˈɪf i)

adj. -fi•er, -fi•est.
full of unresolved points or questions: an iffy situation.
[1915–20; if + -y1]
if′fi•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.iffy - subject to accident or chance or change; "a chancy appeal at best"; "getting that job was definitely fluky"; "a fluky wind"; "an iffy proposition"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
uncertain - not certain to occur; not inevitable; "everything is uncertain about the army"; "the issue is uncertain"

iffy

adjective
1. inferior, inadequate, unacceptable, imperfect, second-rate, shoddy, substandard If your next record's a bit iffy, you're forgotten.
2. uncertain, doubtful, unpredictable, conditional, undecided, up in the air, problematical, chancy (informal), in the lap of the gods His political future is looking iffy.

iffy

adjective
Translations

iffy

[ˈɪfɪ] ADJdudoso, incierto

iffy

[ˈɪfi] adj
(= dodgy) [deal, character] → douteux/euse
(= suspicious) [person] to be iffy about sth → se méfier de qch
He was a bit iffy about it → Il s'en méfiait un peu.

iffy

adj (+er) (inf)strittig, fraglich; neighbourhood etczweifelhaft; he was a bit iffyer hat sich sehr vage ausgedrückt; I was feeling a bit iffyich fühlte mich nicht wohl

iffy

[ˈɪfɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) → incerto/a
References in periodicals archive ?
Crawford was supposed to be the iffiest of the trio.
24) This paragraph summarizes a worry that anyone ought to have about the plausibility of so-called "third-factor" accounts, of the sort developed on behalf of moral realism by David Enoch (2011) Taking Morality Seriously, Oxford: Oxford University Press; Knut Skarsaune (2010) "Darwin and Moral Realism: Survival of the Iffiest," Philosophical Studies 152: 229-43; Brosnan (2011: 60-62), and (on a certain interpretation) Wielenberg (2010).
That and Ross' elevation to the live-action studio's chairmanship indicates that the family entertainment conglomerate is less interested than ever in adult drama, the iffiest sector of the current movie business.