iffy


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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
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