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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

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How to say shadow in sign language?

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How to use shadow in a sentence?

  1. Helen Keller:

    Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

  2. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak:

    But the events of recent days and weeks have cast a shadow over us all.

  3. Joy Villa:

    There's a lot of shadow banning, censorship and over saturated' fact checking' to the detriment of being able to freely post anything, even on the President of the United States, i love that Parler is transparent with who views my posts, and that they promote and actually support free speech and free thought.

  4. Lisa Gilbert:

    If the plan is as currently being reported, this policy goes further than we have ever seen in a presidential ethics plan, it will crackdown on shadow lobbying jobs, end golden parachutes intended to seat corporate insiders in government, and halt the rapidly spinning revolving door.

  5. Vikrant Parsai:

    Your dreams become illusion when you are working in the opposite with your shadow.

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