Examples of hinky in a Sentence
the cop was feeling hinky about the whole situation and was starting to think that it was a setup
after noticing that the driver seemed hinky, the border guard demanded that he submit to an inspection of his vehicle
Recent Examples of hinky from the Web
Joonas Donskoi was battling a hinky shoulder that had been separated twice during the season.
Because those are almost precisely the businesses least likely to engage in shady or otherwise hinky dealings with their customers—especially those payday lenders, who are God's representatives to the finance industry.
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Origin and Etymology of hinky
First Known Use: 1956See Words from the same year
Synonymsdistrustful, dubious, doubtful [slang], mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, trustless, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsure
Antonymscertain, convinced, positive, sure
Related Wordsambivalent, conflicted, equivocal; diffident, insecure; halting, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, vacillating, wavering
Near Antonymsassured, confident, sanguine, self-assured; decisive, determined, resolute
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