shady character

shady character

 and a suspicious character
Fig. an untrustworthy person; a person who makes people suspicious. There is a suspicious character lurking about in the hallway. Please call the police.
See also: character, shady
References in classic literature ?
Then it struck me that Turnbull was a terror to certain shady characters in the past, and that he had come down to identify and denounce one of them.
Port Talbot born and bred Francine Morgan (Stella, The Passion National Theatre Wales) will play Anna, while the shady character of Krogstad will be played by Robert Vernon from Pontypool.
Abby Lester has been charged with the murder of Nate Bannister, an unlikeable, shady character.
When Tony points out that a load of gear she's bought to flog at her shop is actually stolen, she demands her money back from the shady character who sold it to her.
OLDBOY (18) EXECUTIVE Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) is abducted and held hostage for 20 years by a shady character called Chaney (Samuel L Jackson).
OLDBOY (Cert 18) SELF-DESTRUCTIVE advertising executive Joe Doucett (Josh Brolin) vanishes without trace from outside a bar only to wake in a prison cell under the surveillance of a shady character called Chaney.
He recalled that in the Colombian capital "there is a group of a very shady character, called Juan Jose Rendon, allied with Venezuelans who left the country after the defeat of the coup that they promoted," he said.
In case people find any unclaimed baggage, spot a shady character or activity, they must immediately inform police emergency and Rescue 15.
Egyptian actress Najla Fathi has said that rumors of her intending to play the shady character of Egypt's former First Lady Suzanne Mubarak in a film are unfounded.
Always a shady character, even in Holby City, Nick has dark secrets of his own, which are about to raise suspicions in the operating theatre.
Brett Pelling's Shady Character will be the horse to beat in the race.
This extraordinary power unsettles local police and administrators and attracts the keen interest of a shady character operating from the West under the cover of foreign aid.
I've felt for a while that the biggest challenge he faces in order to grasp longevity is to give his novelty appeal richer colors and textures, to humanize the cartoon - and, craftily enough, that's just what he's done with his memoir, Lettin It All Hang Out, which adds shades to the shady character, dimensions to the diva.
Each attempt bar the last one was blocked by her aides, who advised that Mr Savile was something of shady character and many stories of his exploits were common knowledge.
When Alicia spots the shady character, she screams and is knocked flying as the burglar makes his escape.