[syn: shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous]
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3 definitions retrieved:
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;
The shady trees cover him with their shadow. --Job.
And Amaryllis fills the shady groves. --Dryden.
2. Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
Cast it also that you may have rooms shady for
summer and warm for winter. --Bacon.
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
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
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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,