What is another word for fishily?

48 synonyms found


[ fˈɪʃɪlɪ], [ fˈɪʃɪlɪ], [ f_ˈɪ_ʃ_ɪ_l_ɪ]

How to use "Fishily" in context?

Fishily occurs when something is imbued with the qualities of a fish, typically including a way of moving through water, being able to camouflage themselves, and having a venomous bite. The word has been used in print and online since at least 2010 to describe things that are strange or even fish-like, but the Oxford English Dictionary offers its first plausible explanation for the word, noting that in medieval Europe, people believed that fish possessed extra life force and could heal others. As a result, they were often depicted in art, literature, and popular culture as possessing special qualities or abilities.

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