Examples of dodgy in a Sentence
The car's got a dodgy engine.
They got into a dodgy situation.
Recent Examples of dodgy from the Web
Why was Stamets so dodgy and what exactly is this new travel technology?
The earl became Britain’s answer to Judge Crater, the dodgy American jurist who disappeared in 1930 after leaving a restaurant near Times Square.
Staying in a hotel in Canary Wharf, a number of key players became violently ill after eating what was identified as dodgy lasagne.
From the protests around the Iranian elections of 2009 onwards, the role of Facebook and Twitter in political uprisings in dodgy countries had been prominent and celebrated.
Everyone takes dodgy deductions, so why not just eliminate taxes?
Forget China’s debt binge, piles of bad loans and billions in dodgy investment products, investors have fallen in love with Chinese banks again.
The biggest reveal probably snuck out by accident, as head coach Tyronn Lue slipped up towards the end of the Cavaliers' dodgy 30-minute introductory press conference for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and Ante Zizic.
In any case, there is no reliable way to keep people from donating for dodgy reasons, just as there is no way to stop those in need of a donation from soliciting online.
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First Known Use of dodgy
Synonymscatchy, delicate, difficult, tricky [chiefly British], hairy, knotty, nasty, prickly, problematic (also problematical), sensitive, spiny, sticky, thorny, ticklish, touchy, tough, tricksy
Antonymsartless, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, undesigning
Related Wordsabstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, hard, intricate, involved, recondite, serious; problem, scabrous, stubborn, troublesome, troublous, vexatious, vexing, worrisome; burdensome, demanding, discommoding, exacting, exhausting, importunate, inconvenient, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful
Near Antonymseasy, effortless, manageable, painless, simple, straightforward, uncomplicated, undemanding, unproblematic
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