shady

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 shady — UK US /ˈʃeɪdi/ adjective INFORMAL DISAPPROVING ► likely to be illegal or dishonest: »The company got involved in some rather shady business deals. » We always felt he was a very shady character …

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  • 3 shady — [adj1] dark, covered adumbral, bosky, cloudy, cool, dim, dusky, indistinct, leafy, out of the sun*, screened, shaded, shadowed, shadowy, sheltered, umbrageous, umbrous, under a cloud, vague; concepts 485,617 Ant. bright, light, open shady [adj2]… …

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  • 4 shady — [shā′dē] adj. shadier, shadiest 1. giving shade 2. shaded, as from the sun; full of shade 3. of darkness, secrecy, or concealment 4. Informal of questionable character or honesty on the shady side of beyond (a given age); older than …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Shady — may refer to: * Eminem, a nickname * Shade * Şada, Azerbaijan …

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  • 6 shady — index furtive, machiavellian, unethical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 7 shady — (adj.) affording shade, 1570s, from SHADE (Cf. shade) (n.) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning disreputable (1862) probably is from earlier university slang sense of of questionable merit, unreliable (1848). Related: Shadiness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 shady — ► ADJECTIVE (shadier, shadiest) 1) situated in or full of shade. 2) giving shade. 3) informal of doubtful honesty or legality. DERIVATIVES shadiness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 shady — [[t]ʃe͟ɪdi[/t]] shadier, shadiest 1) ADJ GRADED You can describe a place as shady when you like the fact that it is sheltered from bright sunlight, for example by trees or buildings. After flowering, place the pot in a shady spot in the garden …

    English dictionary

  • 10 shady — shadily, adv. shadiness, n. /shay dee/, adj., shadier, shadiest. 1. abounding in shade; shaded: shady paths. 2. giving shade: a shady tree. 3. shadowy; indistinct; spectral. 4. of dubious character; rather disreputable: shady dealings …

    Universalium

  • 11 shady — shad|y [ˈʃeıdi] adj comparative shadier superlative shadiest 1.) protected from the sun or producing shade ▪ a shady street ▪ It was nice and shady under the trees. 2.) probably dishonest or illegal ▪ a shady character ▪ She s been involved in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 shady — adjective 1 protected from the sun or producing shade: the shady side of the street | shady trees 2 probably dishonest or illegal: a shady character | She s been involved in some shady deals …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 shady — /ˈʃeɪdi / (say shaydee) adjective (shadier, shadiest) 1. having a lot of shade; shaded: shady paths. 2. giving shade. 3. shadowy; indistinct; spectral. 4. Colloquial uncertain; questionable; of dubious character or reputation: *the only… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 shady — UK [ˈʃeɪdɪ] / US adjective Word forms shady : adjective shady comparative shadier superlative shadiest 1) secret and probably dishonest or illegal shady deals/dealings 2) sheltered from the hot sun …

    English dictionary

  • 15 shady — adjective a) Abounding in shades. He is a shady character. b) Causing shade. Jon Kate Plus 8 is a show based on two facts: 1) Jon and Kate Gosselin have eight children, and 2) the word ‘Kate’ rhymes with the word ‘eight’. One suspects that if… …

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  • 16 shady — adjective 1) a shady garden Syn: shaded, shadowy, dim, dark; sheltered, screened, shrouded; leafy; literary bosky, tenebrous Ant: bright, sunlit 2) informal shady deals …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 shady — adjective 1) a shady garden Syn: shaded, shadowy, dim, dark, sheltered, leafy 2) informal shady deals Syn: suspicious, suspect, questionable, dubious, irregular …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 18 shady — adj. Shady is used with these nouns: ↑character, ↑corner, ↑deal, ↑dealer, ↑dealings, ↑practice, ↑spot, ↑tree …

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  • 19 shady — shad|y [ ʃeıdi ] adjective 1. ) sheltered from the hot sun 2. ) secret and probably dishonest or illegal: shady deals/dealings …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 shady — adj Suspicious, not quite honest. He got in trouble hanging out with some shady characters in the pool hall. 1860s …

    Historical dictionary of American slang