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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (3)

1. filled with shade;
- Example: "the shady side of the street"
- Example: "the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed"
- Example: "we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove"
- Example: "cool umbrageous woodlands"
[syn: shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous]

2. lacking clarity or distinctness;
- Example: "a dim figure in the distance"
- Example: "only a faint recollection"
- Example: "shadowy figures in the gloom"
- Example: "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"
- Example: "a few wispy memories of childhood"
[syn: dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy]

3. lacking in substance;
- Example: "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler
- Example: "dim shadowy forms"
- Example: "a wraithlike column of smoke"
[syn: shadowy, wraithlike]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shadowy \Shad"ow*y\, a. 1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow. "Shadowy verdure." --Fenton. [1913 Webster] This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim. "The shadowy past." --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light. [1913 Webster] The moon . . . with more pleasing light, Shadowy sets off the face things. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 4. Faintly representative; hence, typical. [1913 Webster] From shadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor. [1913 Webster] Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a shadowy and fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin and Death. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shadowy adj 1: filled with shade; "the shady side of the street"; "the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed"; "we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove"; "cool umbrageous woodlands" [syn: shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous] 2: lacking clarity or distinctness; "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood" [syn: dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy] 3: lacking in substance; "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke" [syn: shadowy, wraithlike]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

167 Moby Thesaurus words for "shadowy": air-built, airy, aleatoric, aleatory, amorphous, asomatous, astral, blear, bleared, bleary, blind, blobby, blurred, blurry, bodiless, bosky, bowery, broad, cadaverous, chance, chancy, chaotic, chimerical, clear as mud, cloud-built, cloudy, confused, corpselike, dark, darkling, deathlike, decarnate, decarnated, dim, discarnate, disembodied, disordered, dreamlike, dusky, ectoplasmic, ethereal, etheric, extramundane, faint, fancied, fanciful, fatuitous, fatuous, feeble, filmy, fleeting, foggy, fuzzy, gaseous, general, ghostish, ghostlike, ghostly, ghosty, gloomy, gossamery, half-seen, half-visible, hallucinatory, hazy, hit-or-miss, ill-defined, illusory, imaginary, imagined, immaterial, impalpable, imponderable, imprecise, inaccurate, inchoate, incoherent, inconspicuous, incorporate, incorporeal, indecisive, indefinable, indefinite, indeterminable, indeterminate, indistinct, indistinguishable, inexact, insubstantial, intangible, lax, leafy, loose, low-profile, merely glimpsed, misty, muddy, murky, nebulous, nonmaterial, nonphysical, nonspecific, notional, obscure, obumbrate, obumbrated, occult, opaque, orderless, otherworldly, out of focus, overshaded, overshadowed, pale, penumbral, phantasmal, phantasmic, phantom, phantomic, phantomlike, psychic, random, rarefied, semivisible, shaded, shadow, shadowed forth, shady, shapeless, specterlike, spectral, spiritual, spirituous, stochastic, subtile, subtle, supernatural, sweeping, tenuous, transcendent, transitory, transmundane, umbral, uncertain, unclear, undefined, undestined, undetermined, unearthly, unembodied, unextended, unfleshly, unphysical, unplain, unreal, unrecognizable, unspecified, unsubstantial, unworldly, vague, vaporous, veiled, visionary, weak, windy, wraithlike, wraithy