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Synonyms for shadow
ˈʃæd oʊshad·ow

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shadow

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

    body, substance, materiality, form, principal

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shadownoun

    shade within clear boundaries

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

  2. darkness, dark, shadownoun

    an unilluminated area

    "he moved off into the darkness"

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

  3. apparition, phantom, phantasm, phantasma, fantasm, shadownoun

    something existing in perception only

    "a ghostly apparition at midnight"

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

  4. shadownoun

    a premonition of something adverse

    "a shadow over his happiness"

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

  5. trace, vestige, tincture, shadownoun

    an indication that something has been present

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

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

  6. shadownoun

    refuge from danger or observation

    "he felt secure in his father's shadow"

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

  7. shadownoun

    a dominating and pervasive presence

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

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

  8. tail, shadow, shadowernoun

    a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

    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. shadowverb

    an inseparable companion

    "the poor child was his mother's shadow"

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

  10. shadowverb

    follow, usually without the person's knowledge

    "The police are shadowing her"

    dwarf, shade off, overshadow, shade

  11. shadow, shade, shade offverb

    cast a shadow over

    dwarf, fill in, shade off, overshadow, shade

  12. shadow, overshadow, dwarfverb

    make appear small by comparison

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

    dwarf, eclipse, dominate, shade off, overshadow, shade

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shadownoun


  2. shadownoun

    darkness, obscurity, gloom

  3. shadownoun

    shelter, cover, protection, security

  4. shadownoun

    type, image, adumbration, representation

  5. shadowverb


  6. shadowverb

    darken, obscure, cloud

  7. shadowverb

    typify, SHADOW FORTH, adumbrate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shadownoun

    shade, darkness, penumbra, adumbration, prefiguration

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

  2. shadowverb

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

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How to use shadow in a sentence?

  1. Logan Wright:

    Financial institutions are still grappling with some of the losses that have resulted, particularly in China's northeast, central provinces, and western regions, where shadow banking activities had expanded the fastest over the past decade.

  2. Javier Capape:

    It is growing in the shadow of Alibaba which explains why we are seeing these big numbers, they want to expand beyond payments, providing consumer finance and small loans. Investors believe this is a player that will grow beyond China's borders.

  3. 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."

  4. State Departments:

    In addition to threatening the U.S. with a possible attack, Abuhamzehs remarksthat the targets had been previously identified by Iran seemed to confirm the State Departments statement regarding the motivation behind the airstrike. Qassem Soleimani FUNERAL PROCESSION IN BAGHDAD DRAWS THOUSANDS OF MOURNERS CHANTING AMERICA IS THE GREAT SATAN Qassem Soleimani comments come after it U.S. defense officials told Fox News that more than 3,000 troops from the 82nd Airborne Divisions 1st Brigade Combat Team would be deployed to Kuwait. Irans top shadow commander, as Qassem Soleimani was known, was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members and the wounding of thousands more. According to the State Departments, the airstrike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. Qassem Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region, the United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world. Mourners gathering in the streets of Baghdad Saturday for Soleimanis funeral procession. Dressed in black military fatigues, the mostly male-dominated group carried Iraqi flags and the flags of Iran-backed militias that are fiercely loyal to Qassem Soleimani. In this image made from a video, mourners gather for a funeral procession for Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. ( PMF Media Office via AP) They were heard chanting.

  5. Alexis karpouzos:

    The Light Stays Bright When it doesn't Avoid the Shadow.

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