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Synonyms for shadowy
ˈʃæd oʊ i

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous(adj)

    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, wispy(adj)

    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, wraithlike(adj)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shadowy(a.)

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

  2. shadowy(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shadowy(a)

    Synonyms:
    unsubstantial, visionary, illusory, chimerical

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    mysterious, obscure, dark, vague, arcane, ambiguous

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#27768outraged
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#29728arcane
#30789subdued
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#33672timid
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#45530dusky
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#47762somber
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#122874lightheaded
#133057swooning
#251834fainthearted

How to use shadowy in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  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. Mike Rogers:

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Friday at the daily press briefing. Mike Rogers, former chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, weighed in late Friday afternoon. We should not underestimate what this means to our national security, a leading general in Iran just told the world that the United States of America is irrelevant and Russia welcomed him with open arms. Not only do Russia and Iran not fear us, they do not respect us. And that, is dangerous. According to two separate Western intelligence sources, Qassem Soleimani arrived in Moscow on Iran Air flight 5130 from Tehran on July 24, ten days after the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers was announced that included a provision to lift the arms embargo on Iran. Three days later, Secretary of State John Kerry testified about the Iran nuclear deal before the Senate Armed Services Committee, assuring Congress pressure would remain on Iran's shadowy general.

  4. Tirana Hassan:

    The UAE, operating in shadowy conditions in southern Yemen, appears to have created a parallel security structure outside the law, where egregious violations continue to go unchecked, ultimately these violations, which are taking place in the context of Yemen's armed conflict, should be investigated as war crimes.

  5. Raul Grijalva:

    Too many people have spent their careers pretending that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by shadowy environmental groups and Machiavellian research scientists, the American public knows full well that's not the case.


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