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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.

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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"I was just focused on my hamstring mostly because it was kind of giving me a little iffiness before the race.
CONGRESS' IFFINESS. But lest you think our problem is only a lack of innovation, remember that we'd be a lot better off if we'd simply use some of the energy technologies we already possess.
Without hammering a message into his reader's head, Tsouras makes clear the iffiness of war, the criticality of chance, in this most serious of human endeavors.