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Synonyms for shadow
ˈʃæd 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, 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, 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, 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, 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

  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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shadow

    Synonyms:
    umbration, reflection, image, sham, unsubstantiality, immaterial, phantom, attendant

    Antonyms:
    body, substance, materiality, form, principal

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shadow(n)

    Synonyms:
    shade, darkness, penumbra, adumbration, prefiguration

    Associated words:
    sciagraphy, sciomachy, periscian, silhouette, sciomancy

  2. shadow(v)

    Synonyms:
    shade, screen, adumbrate, typify, symbolize, cloud, obscure

How to pronounce shadow?

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How to say shadow in sign language?

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How to use shadow in a sentence?

  1. Czon:

    Think it’s my fear and fascination for women that makes my images.If you look really closely, the men are always supporting roles, a shadow play and always inferior.

  2. Unknown:

    Be yourself. I mean, who are you kidding. If you be yourself, you'll find you're PERFECT friend. You're PERFECT boyfriend. You're PERFECT girlfriend. You'll be happy, instead of trying to be someone you know you aren't. You'd be a shadow of a figure you don't even recognize. Chained in a lie. If you be yourself, you'd have confidence, and life would be SO MUCH EASIER! Be yourself, for the sake of others who want to be friends with you, but don't know who you are. If you're yourself, maybe we'll get rid of the snobby popular girls that force you to be someone else. Think about it. Be yourself.

  3. Tayyip Erdogan:

    Our people have given us the job of carrying out the presidential and executive posts, i hope nobody will try to cast a shadow on the results and harm democracy in order to hide their own failure.

  4. Democritus:

    Word is a shadow of a deed.

  5. William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act V, Scene V (MacBeth):

    Life is but a walking Shadow, a poor Player That struts and frets his Hour upon the Stage, And then is heard no more; It is a tall Tale, Told by an Idiot, full of Sound and Fury, Signifying nothing."


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