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shifty-looking

Having or of an untrustworthy, dubious, or deceptive appearance. There are always a bunch of shifty-looking characters around this part of town at night, so let's not linger! I didn't feel great about the deal when John's shifty-looking business partner came along to sign the papers.
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Here's another scenario: You're a law enforcement officer on the street, and you see a shifty-looking character who just might be the leader of a gang that's been terrorizing your town.
Perhaps I have seen too many films where Renee plays an honest, open-hearted girl who is unlucky in love, but I worry that she has only known this shifty-looking character for four months.