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Synonyms for shadowˈʃæd oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shadow(noun)

    shade within clear boundaries

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, darkness, trace, phantasm, tail, apparition, dark, fantasm, phantom, shadower, vestige, tincture

  2. darkness, dark, shadow(noun)

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

    Synonyms:
    nighttime, fantasm, shadower, night, phantom, shadow, iniquity, tincture, dark, wickedness, trace, phantasm, vestige, darkness, swarthiness, tail, phantasma, duskiness, apparition

  3. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadow(noun)

    something existing in perception only

    "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, darkness, trace, phantasm, shadow, apparition, specter, dark, shadower, tincture, fantasm, phantom, tail, vestige, spectre

  4. shadow(noun)

    a premonition of something adverse

    "a shadow over his happiness"

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, darkness, trace, phantasm, tail, apparition, dark, fantasm, phantom, shadower, vestige, tincture

  5. trace, vestige, tincture, shadow(noun)

    an indication that something has been present

    "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"

    Synonyms:
    touch, shade, phantom, shadow, ghost, tincture, fantasm, tint, tail, dark, hint, trace, phantasm, vestige, darkness, shadower, tone, phantasma, tracing, suggestion, apparition

  6. shadow(noun)

    refuge from danger or observation

    "he felt secure in his father's shadow"

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, darkness, trace, phantasm, tail, apparition, dark, fantasm, phantom, shadower, vestige, tincture

  7. shadow(noun)

    a dominating and pervasive presence

    "he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father"

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, darkness, trace, phantasm, tail, apparition, dark, fantasm, phantom, shadower, vestige, tincture

  8. tail, shadow, shadower(noun)

    a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

    Synonyms:
    fanny, phantom, seat, butt, empennage, rear end, shadower, apparition, dark, can, nates, shadow, fundament, posterior, buttocks, behind, stern, bottom, backside, bum, vestige, tail assembly, tail, buns, phantasm, tincture, hindquarters, tail end, derriere, tooshie, fag end, fantasm, hind end, rump, keister, darkness, ass, prat, arse, quarter, rear, trace, tush, phantasma, after part, poop

  9. shadow(verb)

    an inseparable companion

    "the poor child was his mother's shadow"

    Synonyms:
    phantasma, darkness, trace, phantasm, tail, apparition, dark, fantasm, phantom, shadower, vestige, tincture

  10. shadow(verb)

    follow, usually without the person's knowledge

    "The police are shadowing her"

    Synonyms:
    dwarf, shade off, overshadow, shade

  11. shadow, shade, shade off(verb)

    cast a shadow over

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

  12. shadow, overshadow, dwarf(verb)

    make appear small by comparison

    "This year's debt dwarfs that of last year"

    Synonyms:
    dwarf, eclipse, dominate, shade off, overshadow, shade, shadow

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shadow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shade

  2. shadow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    darkness, obscurity, gloom

  3. shadow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    shelter, cover, protection, security

  4. shadow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    type, image, adumbration, representation

  5. shadow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shade

  6. shadow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    darken, obscure, cloud

  7. shadow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    typify, SHADOW FORTH, adumbrate

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