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shady

shad·y

shady

 
pronunciation:
sheI di
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: shadier, shadiest
definition 1: sheltered from sunlight; in the shade.
a shady picnic table
synonyms:
shaded, shadowed
antonyms:
bright, sunlit, sunny
similar words:
shadowy, sheltered, shielded
definition 2: giving protection from sunlight; providing shade.
a shady stand of trees
synonyms:
shading
similar words:
dark, dusky, protective, shadowy
definition 3: of doubtful morality; untrustworthy.
a shady arrangementa shady landlord
synonyms:
doubtful, shifty, slippery, unethical, untrustworthy
antonyms:
aboveboard, honest
similar words:
corrupt, crooked, dishonorable, disreputable, fishy, questionable, unreliable
derivations: shadily (adv.), shadiness (n.)
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