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hinky

adjective, slang

Synonyms and Antonyms of hinky

  1. 1 not feeling sure about the truth, wisdom, or trustworthiness of someone or something <the cop was feeling hinky about the whole situation and was starting to think that it was a setup> Synonyms distrustful, dubious, doubtful [slang], mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, trustless, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsureRelated Words ambivalent, conflicted, equivocal; diffident, insecure; halting, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, vacillating, waveringNear Antonyms assured, confident, sanguine, self-assured; decisive, determined, resoluteAntonyms certain, convinced, positive, sure

  2. 2 feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty <after noticing that the driver seemed hinky, the border guard demanded that he submit to an inspection of his vehicle> Synonyms aflutter, antsy, anxious, atwitter, dithery, edgy, goosey, het up, nervous [slang], hung up, ill at ease, insecure, jittery, jumpy, nervy, perturbed, queasy (also queazy), tense, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, uptight, worriedRelated Words aggrieved, bothered, concerned, disquieted, distraught, distressed, disturbed, freaked, freaked-out, shook-up; apprehensive, foreboding, hesitant, misgiving; fretful, fretting, stewing, vexed; qualmish, qualmy; flustered, twittered, undone, unnerved, unstrung; obsessed, preoccupied, restless; fidgety, flighty, fluttery, high-strung, hypertense, skittish, spookyNear Antonyms confident, self-assured, self-confident, sure; controlled, self-controlledAntonyms calm, collected, cool, easy, happy-go-lucky, nerveless, relaxed




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