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English adjective: fly-by-night

1. fly-by-night (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous

SamplesA shady operation.


Similaruntrustworthy, untrusty

Antonymstrustworthy, trusty

2. fly-by-night ephemeral

SamplesThe symphony is no fly-by-night venture.

Similarimpermanent, temporary

Antonymslasting, permanent

English noun: fly-by-night

1. fly-by-night (person) a debtor who flees to avoid paying

Broader (hypernym)debitor, debtor

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