(adj.) = suspect ; dodgy ; doubtful ; dubious ; questionable ; suspicious ; suspicious ; unconvinced ; dicey ; uncleared ; iffy ; rocky ; borderline ; fishy [fishier -comp., fishiest -sup.] ; fly-by-night ; dubious-sounding ; controversial ; fluk(e)y . Ex: The utility, in information service terms, of a narrow technical education is suspect. Ex: The statistical procedures from Czchekoslovakia and Romania have been pretty dodgy and unsatisfactory. Ex: Without AACR is doubtful whether computerised cataloguing would have been implemented so relatively painlessly and successfully = Sin las RCAA es dudoso que la catalogación automatizada se hubiera implementado tan fácilmente y con tanto éxito, relativamente hablando. Ex: On no account should the schedules of a classification scheme be modified in order to gain some dubious advantage of this kind. Ex: It was questionable if the talent available was fit for the rather specific purposes of SLIS. Ex: This can make them reluctant to accept or suspicious of outside help. Ex: This program can also discover misconfigured or faulty applications that generate suspicious data traffic. Ex: Many educators still remain unconvinced of the value of school libraries in the school. Ex: Predicting the future is dicey. Ex: Its relation to cognitive impairment is as yet uncleared. Ex: I think we have some chance to get Friday in, but Saturday is dead meat without any doubt whatsoever and Sunday is pretty iffy. Ex: The English is a little rocky on this lovely web site but we have it on good word that the original French is très bien. Ex: An indication that the Commission would be prepared to accept a borderline project would provide a useful lever when the application is passed to the UK Government. Ex: This is when children are not really concerned with scientific truth; they believe in Father Christmas anyway, even if there lurks the suspicion that there is something rather fishy about it all. Ex: What I was reading about looked like a really genuine and reliable way of earning good money that didn't involve some fly-by-night, get-rich-quick scheme. Ex: But I seem to get an awful lot of people trying to interest me in dubious-sounding business propositions. Ex: The last 3 years while grants were available saw a rise in loans, readers and outreach services, a controversial stock revision and scrapping were carried out and a PC was taken in use. Ex: Really, we're all sure you're wonderful but your flukey dog has less to do with you and more to do with genetic weirdness than anything else. ---- * con dudosa reputación = disreputable. * conseguido de manera dudosa = ill-gotten. * estar dudoso = be doubtful ; be in/of [USA] two minds. * proceder dudoso = unfair practice. * que parece dudoso = dubious-sounding. * ser dudoso = be doubtful.