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Wordnet 3.0


1. (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous;
- Example: "a shady operation"
[syn: fly-by-night, shady]

2. of questionable taste or morality;
- Example: "a louche nightclub"
- Example: "a louche painting"
[syn: louche, shady]

3. not as expected;
- Example: "there was something fishy about the accident"
- Example: "up to some funny business"
- Example: "some definitely queer goings-on"
- Example: "a shady deal"
- Example: "her motives were suspect"
- Example: "suspicious behavior"
[syn: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious]

4. 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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shady \Shad"y\, a. [Compar. Shadier; superl. Shadiest.] 1. Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade. [1913 Webster] The shady trees cover him with their shadow. --Job. xl. 22. [1913 Webster] And Amaryllis fills the shady groves. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat. [1913 Webster] Cast it also that you may have rooms shady for summer and warm for winter. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 3. Of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be seen or known; of questionable character; unsavory; equivocal; dubious, corrupt, or criminal; as, a shady character; -- of people or activities. [Colloq.] "A shady business." --London Sat. Rev. Shady characters, disreputable, criminal. --London Spectator. [1913 Webster] On the shady side of, on the thither side of; as, on the shady side of fifty; that is, more than fifty. [Colloq.] To keep shady, to stay in concealment; also, to be reticent. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

shady adj 1: (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous; "a shady operation" [syn: fly-by-night, shady] 2: of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting" [syn: louche, shady] 3: not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior" [syn: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious] 4: 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

93 Moby Thesaurus words for "shady": amoral, bent, blue, bosky, broad, clouded, conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted, criminal, crooked, curtained, dark, darkling, derogatory, devious, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonest, dishonorable, disreputable, doubtful, dubious, dusky, equivocal, evasive, felonious, fishy, fraudulent, ignoble, ignominious, ill-got, ill-gotten, immoral, indecisive, indefinite, indirect, indistinct, infamous, inglorious, insidious, not kosher, notorious, obumbrate, obumbrated, off-color, overshaded, overshadowed, penumbral, purple, questionable, racy, rotten, salty, screened, seamy, shabby, shaded, shadow, shadowy, shameful, shameless, sheltered, shifty, shoddy, sinister, slippery, sordid, spicy, suggestive, suspect, suspicious, tricky, umbral, uncertain, unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, undecided, underhand, underhanded, unethical, unpraiseworthy, unprincipled, unreliable, unrespectable, unsavory, unscrupulous, unstraightforward, veiled, wicked, without remorse, without shame