iffy iffy  /ˈɪ fi/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) subject to accident or chance or change

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. That's because the actual climate is still far more complicated than any existing computer model can accurately reflect, making predictions iffy at best.
  2. As Washington collapsed toward its August recess, the President's reform efforts were looking distinctly iffy, even though he is absolutely right about the need for change.
  3. More than a year into the Great Recession, we still aren't sure if there's a bottom in sight, and six months after the financial system began imploding, it's still iffy.

News

  • Photo gallery: 11 free agents the Red Wings could pursue

    The Red Wings likely will be players in the NHL free agent market again this summer. Whom they pursue largely depends on how much they have to spend under the salary cap, which largely depends on which free agents they decide to re-sign. Valtteri Filppula is likely to be gone, Damien Brunner is likely to be back, Daniel Cleary and Drew Miller are iffy, and they always could amnesty someone like ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

Quotes

  1. "We're evaluating, but I think he'd be really iffy," Phillips said of Henry.
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Wade Phillips Source: Forbes

  2. "Hopefully this feeling will be infectious, and it will go on through into the tour," Thomas said. "We just got to a point on the last tour where it was iffy. On some nights, if the crowd was great, we were having a good time. But as soon as...
    on Oct 2, 2007 By: Rob Thomas Source: CBS News

  3. "The greens are a bit trickier in the afternoon - they get a bit iffy," said Westwood. "I probably deserved better than 73, but you have days like that."
    on Mar 28, 2008 By: Lee Westwood Source: ic Wales

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