shadowy

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 shadowy — index blind (concealed), dubious, elusive, equivocal, impalpable, inconspicuous, intangible, mysterious …

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  • 3 shadowy — (adj.) late 14c., shadewy, full of shadows, also transitory, fleeting, unreal; see SHADOW (Cf. shadow) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

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  • 4 shadowy — ► ADJECTIVE (shadowier, shadowiest) 1) full of shadows. 2) of uncertain identity or nature. DERIVATIVES shadowiness noun …

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  • 5 shadowy — [shad′ō ē] adj. 1. that is or is like a shadow; specif., a) without reality or substance; illusory b) dim; indistinct 2. shaded or full of shadow shadowiness n …

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  • 6 shadowy — [[t]ʃæ̱doʊi[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A shadowy place is dark or full of shadows. I watched him from a shadowy corner. ...a broad, shadowy room. 2) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n A shadowy figure or shape is someone or something that you can hardly see… …

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  • 7 shadowy — shadowiness, n. /shad oh ee/, adj., shadowier, shadowiest. 1. resembling a shadow in faintness, slightness, etc.: shadowy outlines. 2. unsubstantial, unreal, or illusory: shadowy preoccupations. 3. abounding in shadow; shady: a shadowy path. 4.… …

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  • 8 shadowy — adjective 1 mysterious and difficult to know anything about: shadowy figure: Anastasia Romanov is a shadowy figure. 2 full of shadows, or difficult to see because of shadows: a shadowy room …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 9 shadowy — UK [ˈʃædəʊɪ] / US [ˈʃædoʊɪ] adjective Word forms shadowy : adjective shadowy comparative shadowier superlative shadowiest 1) mysterious and secret, or not understood shadowy arms deals between governments 2) hidden in darkness or shadows …

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  • 10 shadowy — shad|ow|y [ˈʃædəui US doui] adj 1.) mysterious and difficult to know anything about ▪ the shadowy figures who control international terrorist organizations 2.) full of shadows, or difficult to see because of shadows ▪ a shadowy room …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 shadowy — adjective 1) a shadowy corridor Syn: dark, dim, gloomy, murky, crepuscular, shady, shaded; literary tenebrous Ant: bright 2) a shadowy figure Syn: indist …

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  • 12 shadowy — /ˈʃædoʊi/ (say shadohee) adjective 1. resembling a shadow in faintness, slightness, etc.: shadowy outlines. 2. unsubstantial, unreal, or illusory. 3. having a lot of shadow; shady: a shadowy path. 4. enveloped in shadow. 5. casting a shadow …

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  • 13 shadowy — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. of the nature of or resembling a shadow ; unsubstantial b. faintly perceptible ; indistinct, vague 2. being in or obscured by shadow < deep shadowy interiors > 3. a …

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  • 14 shadowy — adjective In shadow; darkened by shadows. He sat in a shadowy corner …

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  • 15 shadowy — adj. Shadowy is used with these nouns: ↑corner, ↑figure, ↑interior, ↑room, ↑shape, ↑silhouette, ↑underworld …

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  • 16 shadowy — shad|ow|y [ ʃædoui ] adjective 1. ) mysterious and secret, or not understood: shadowy arms deals between governments 2. ) hidden in darkness or shadows …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 shadowy — Synonyms and related words: 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 …

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  • 18 shadowy — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. dim, cloudy, in a fog; see dark 1 , hazy 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Full of shade: shaded, shady. See LIGHT. 2. Not clearly perceived or perceptible: blear, bleary, cloudy, dim, faint, foggy, fuzzy, hazy …

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  • 19 shadowy — shad·ow·y || ʃædəʊɪ adj. covered in shadow, protected from light; obscure, indistinct; resembling a shadow; casting a shadow, protecting from light …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 shadowy — a. 1. Shady, umbrageous. 2. Dark, obscure, dim, murky, gloomy. 3. Unreal, unsubstantial, impalpable, intangible, visionary, imaginary, spectral, ghostly. 4. Typical, representative …

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