Synonyms of dodgy in English:


See US English definition of dodgy

See UK English definition of dodgy

See Spanish definition of peliagudo


1‘a dodgy second-hand car salesman’

dishonest, deceitful, not to be trusted, dubious, double-dealing, treacherous, traitorous, two-faced, unfaithful, duplicitous, dishonourable, unprincipled, unscrupulous, corrupt, underhand
unreliable, undependable, irresponsible, untrustworthy
informal iffy, shady, shifty, slippery, crooked
British informal bent
Australian, New Zealand informal shonky

honest, reputable

2‘the champagne was decidedly dodgy’

second-rate, third-rate, substandard, low-grade, low-quality, cheap
of low quality, of poor quality, not up to scratch, not up to par
awful, terrible, dreadful, woeful, dire, deplorable, unacceptable, unsatisfactory
British cheap and nasty
North American cheapjack
informal cheapo, tenth-rate, not up to much
British informal ropy, grotty, duff
US informal farkakte