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Definitions of shady

  1. Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be seen or known; equivocal; dubious or corrupt. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Shadiest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Shadier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Dim; partially darkened; sheltered from light or heat; colloquially, unable to bear the light; of doubtful honesty; as, the deal was a shady transaction. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Having or in shade: sheltered from light or heat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Causing, or having shade; sheltered from light. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Full of shade; casting a shade; shaded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Dubious; suspicious. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Abounding with shade; overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. Sheltered, as from the heat of the sun; abounding with shades. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for shady

  1. So he told his story, and, at the end, the old gentleman carried him straight off to the City, where they emerged in a quiet, shady square. – The World's Greatest Books, Vol III by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  2. There were some " cameel- doorn" trees, with their shady umbrella- like tops. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
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