fish´i|ness

fish´i|ness
fish|y «FIHSH ee», adjective, fish|i|er, fish|i|est.
1. like a fish in smell, taste, or shape: »

The apartment had a fishy smell after we had codfish for dinner.

2. of fish.
3. full of fish: »

the fishy flood (Alexander Pope).

4. Informal. not probable; doubtful; unlikely; suspicious: »

a fishy story. His excuse sounds fishy; I don't believe it.

5. without expression or luster; dull: »

fishy eyes.

fish´i|ly, adverb.
fish´i|ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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