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Synonyms for shade
ʃeɪdshade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shade, shadiness, shadowinessnoun

    relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body

    "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"

    Synonyms:
    nicety, tone, tincture, specter, wraith, subtlety, shadowiness, ghost, shadiness, tad, tint, nuance, spook, refinement, spectre

  2. shade, tint, tincture, tonenoun

    a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

    "after several trials he mixed the shade of pink that she wanted"

    Synonyms:
    pure tone, spook, whole step, timber, look, wraith, timbre, step, smell, feel, quality, shadow, shadiness, nuance, tonicity, ghost, subtlety, shadowiness, vestige, spirit, tincture, tone, tad, tone of voice, flavour, note, whole tone, tonus, feeling, spectre, trace, flavor, nicety, refinement, specter, musical note, tint

  3. shadenoun

    protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight

    "they used umbrellas as shades"; "as the sun moved he readjusted the shade"

    Synonyms:
    nicety, tone, tincture, specter, wraith, subtlety, shadowiness, ghost, shadiness, tad, tint, nuance, spook, refinement, spectre

  4. nuance, nicety, shade, subtlety, refinementnoun

    a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

    "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"

    Synonyms:
    cultivation, wraith, refinement, shadiness, polish, refining, rightness, specter, ghost, purification, tincture, tint, nuance, shadowiness, nicety, culture, civilization, spectre, spook, civilisation, elaboration, subtlety, tone, finish, justness, niceness, tad

  5. shadenoun

    a position of relative inferiority

    "an achievement that puts everything else in the shade"; "his brother's success left him in the shade"

    Synonyms:
    nicety, tone, tincture, specter, wraith, subtlety, shadowiness, ghost, shadiness, tad, tint, nuance, spook, refinement, spectre

  6. tad, shadenoun

    a slight amount or degree of difference

    "a tad too expensive"; "not a tad of difference"; "the new model is a shade better than the old one"

    Synonyms:
    nicety, tone, tincture, specter, wraith, subtlety, shadowiness, ghost, shadiness, tad, tint, nuance, spook, refinement, spectre

  7. ghost, shade, spook, wraith, specter, spectrenoun

    a mental representation of some haunting experience

    "he looked like he had seen a ghost"; "it aroused specters from his past"

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, phantom, wraith, shadowiness, shadiness, touch, weirdo, weirdy, nuance, weirdie, specter, ghost, tincture, ghostwriter, tint, nicety, apparition, trace, phantasm, tad, spectre, spook, subtlety, tone, creep, fantasm, refinement

  8. shadeverb

    a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)

    Synonyms:
    nicety, tone, tincture, specter, wraith, subtlety, shadowiness, ghost, shadiness, tad, tint, nuance, spook, refinement, spectre

  9. shadow, shade, shade offverb

    cast a shadow over

    Synonyms:
    dwarf, fill in, shade off, overshadow, shadow

  10. shade, fill inverb

    represent the effect of shade or shadow on

    Synonyms:
    shade off, shadow, fill in, fill out, stand in, complete, make out, sub, substitute

  11. shadeverb

    protect from light, heat, or view

    "Shade your eyes when you step out into the bright sunlight"

    Synonyms:
    fill in, shade off, shadow

  12. shadeverb

    vary slightly

    "shade the meaning"

    Synonyms:
    fill in, shade off, shadow

  13. shadeverb

    pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree

    "the butterfly wings shade to yellow"

    Synonyms:
    fill in, shade off, shadow

Editors Contribution

  1. tree canopy

    a shade area.

    Submitted by anonymous on May 6, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    shadow

  2. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    darkness, obscurity, dusk, duskiness, gloom

  3. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    screen, curtain, veil

  4. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    color, hue, tint, tinge, cast, stain, dye

  5. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    degree, kind, variety, minute difference

  6. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    ghost, spirit, apparition, spectre, phantom, manes

  7. shadeverb

    Synonyms:
    obscure, cloud, darken, eclipse, dim, obfuscate, put in shadow, cast in the shade

  8. shadeverb

    Synonyms:
    screen, cover, protect

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    umbrage, shadow

  2. shadenoun

    Synonyms:
    darkness, obscurity, gloom, shadows, retreat, seclusion, screen, protection, curtain, awning, blind, spirit, ghost, specter, phantom, manes, minute difference, variation, nuance

  3. shadeverb

    Synonyms:
    screen, obscure, dim, obfuscate, cloud, darken, eclipse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shade":

    shadow, shading, shadows, grayling, nuance, sombra, grey, shred, hue

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How to use shade in a sentence?

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    Tough times don't last but tough people do.For this life to be complete it has to be total , from white to black& black to white, whatever may be your plight, how much ever you use your might, no shade remains ever constant.Your grit, determination and your resilience however can be constant. Don't collapse when pressurized ,grow taller and  get MickeyMized.

  2. Aaron Hill:

    Oh, treacherous night thou lendest thy ready veil to every treason, and teeming mischief's beneath thy shade.

  3. Theo Campbell:

    I wasnt going to say anything as its BS to me. But think, loveisland is 10x bigger over here then( sic) the challenge is in the U.S. if anyone thought she was being racist it would have been picked up on it already. @georgiaharisonx is away filming atm so cant tell us who she was, shes one the biggest pro LBGT people, shes all about equality and is one of the least racist people youll ever come across. So leave it out. Look at the low life other challengers trying to shade her name as they didnt get along with her. .

  4. Michelle Yagoda:

    I think any time you’re able to shade out imperfections and make a better picture of yourself, it affects the way we see each other and the way we see ourselves, i think this is a real problem, but I doubt that it’s going to be significantly affecting more people than regular body dysmorphic disorder does.

  5. Athena Athena:

    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.


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