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Synonyms for shadowy
ˈʃæd oʊ ishad·owy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shadowy

    Strictly, that which is black is absolutely destitute of color; that which is dark is absolutely destitute of light. In common speech, however, a coat is black, tho not optically colorless; the night is dark, tho the stars shine. That is obscure, shadowy, or shady from which the light is more or less cut off. Dusky is applied to objects which appear as if viewed in fading light; the word is often used, as are swart and swarthy, of the human skin when quite dark, or even verging toward black. Dim refers to imperfection of outline, from distance, darkness, mist, etc., or from some defect of vision. Opaque objects, as smoked glass, are impervious to light. Murky is said of that which is at once dark, obscure, and gloomy; as, a murky den; a murky sky. Figuratively, dark is emblematic of sadness, agreeing with somber, dismal, gloomy, also of moral evil; as, a dark deed. Of intellectual matters, dark is now rarely used in the old sense of a dark saying, etc. See MYSTERIOUS; OBSCURE.

    Compare synonyms for LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    black, dark, dim, dismal, dusky, gloomy, murky, mysterious, obscure, opaque, sable, shady, somber, swart, swarthy

    Antonyms:
    bright, brilliant, clear, crystalline, dazzling, gleaming, glowing, illumined, light, lucid, luminous, radiant, shining, transparent, white

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. shadowy

    Synonyms:
    dim, cloudy, obscure, dark, murky, gloomy, mysterious

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageousadjective

    filled with shade

    "the shady side of the street"; "the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed"; "we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove"; "cool umbrageous woodlands"

    Synonyms:
    shady, dim, fishy, fly-by-night, shadowed, wraithlike, outraged, funny, umbrageous, indignant, vague, louche, incensed, faint, suspicious, wispy, suspect

    Antonyms:
    unshaded, distinct, real, material, substantial

  2. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispyadjective

    lacking clarity or distinctness

    "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"

    Synonyms:
    weak, shady, dull, dim, wraithlike, dumb, shadowed, dense, faint-hearted, timid, undefined, swooning, dimmed, black, umbrageous, vague, fainthearted, subdued, feeble, faint, lightheaded, obscure, wispy, obtuse, light, light-headed, wisplike, bleak, slow

    Antonyms:
    unshaded, real, substantial, material, distinct

  3. shadowy, wraithlikeadjective

    lacking in substance

    "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke"

    Synonyms:
    faint, shady, umbrageous, dim, vague, shadowed, wispy, wraithlike

    Antonyms:
    real, substantial, distinct, unshaded, material

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shadowyadjective

    Synonyms:
    shady, umbrageous, dark, obscure, dim, murky, gloomy

  2. shadowyadjective

    Synonyms:
    unreal, unsubstantial, impalpable, visionary, imaginary, spectral, ghostly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shadowyadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsubstantial, visionary, illusory, chimerical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shadowy":

    mysterious, obscure, dark, vague, arcane, ambiguous

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How to use shadowy in a sentence?

  1. Brandon Garic Notch:

    The solution typically lies in the stillness at the base of mind within that shadowy place most refuse to look.

  2. Longfellow:

    Look not mournfully into the Past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the Present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy Future, without fear, and with a manly heart.

  3. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.

  4. Laura Carstensen:

    Unfortunately the recruitment practices of too many businesses still remain trapped in permafrost and that's holding back women and ultimately the companies themselves, the recruitment process to the boards of Britain's top companies remains shadowy and opaque and is acting as a barrier to unleashing female talent.

  5. Rachel Carson:

    Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea.


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