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Synonyms for shade
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shade, shadiness, shadowiness(noun)

    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, tone(noun)

    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. shade(noun)

    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, refinement(noun)

    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. shade(noun)

    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, shade(noun)

    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, spectre(noun)

    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. shade(verb)

    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 off(verb)

    cast a shadow over

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

  10. shade, fill in(verb)

    represent the effect of shade or shadow on

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

  11. shade(verb)

    protect from light, heat, or view

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

    Synonyms:
    fill in, shade off, shadow

  12. shade(verb)

    vary slightly

    "shade the meaning"

    Synonyms:
    fill in, shade off, shadow

  13. shade(verb)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shade(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shadow

  2. shade(n.)

    Synonyms:
    darkness, obscurity, dusk, duskiness, gloom

  3. shade(n.)

    Synonyms:
    screen, curtain, veil

  4. shade(n.)

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

  5. shade(n.)

    Synonyms:
    degree, kind, variety, minute difference

  6. shade(n.)

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

  7. shade(v. a.)

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

  8. shade(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    screen, cover, protect

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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