Synonyms and Antonyms of hinky
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 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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