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Synonyms for shady
ˈʃeɪ dishady

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  1. shadyadjective

    Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.

    He is a shady character.

    Synonyms:
    seedy, dubious, dodgy, suspicious, sketchy, corrupt, equivocal

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  1. shady

    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, shadowy, somber, swart, swarthy

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

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  1. fly-by-night, shadyadjective

    (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous

    "a shady operation"

    Synonyms:
    fishy, fly-by-night, funny, shadowy, suspicious, umbrageous, suspect, louche, shadowed

    Antonyms:
    unshaded, trustworthy, reputable, unquestionable, trusty

  2. louche, shadyadjective

    of questionable taste or morality

    "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting"

    Synonyms:
    fishy, fly-by-night, funny, shadowy, suspicious, umbrageous, suspect, louche, shadowed

    Antonyms:
    trustworthy, reputable, unshaded, unquestionable, trusty

  3. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspiciousadjective

    not as expected

    "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"

    Synonyms:
    fly-by-night, louche, comic, laughable, rum, shadowed, untrusting, umbrageous, singular, odd, wary, amusing, comical, suspicious, leery, funny, mirthful, risible, fishy, peculiar, shadowy, mistrustful, suspect, rummy, curious

    Antonyms:
    unquestionable, trusty, unshaded, reputable, trustworthy

  4. 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:
    dim, fishy, fly-by-night, shadowed, wraithlike, outraged, funny, umbrageous, indignant, vague, louche, incensed, faint, suspicious, wispy, shadowy, suspect

    Antonyms:
    unshaded, trusty, unquestionable, reputable, trustworthy

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shadyadjective

    Synonyms:
    shadowy, umbrageous

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  1. shadyadjective

    Synonyms:
    umbrageous, shadowy, umbriferous, sheltered, screened, equivocal, questionable, corrupt

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#4214comic
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#6236suspect
#7013curious
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#9735mysterious
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#13380obscure
#13600singular
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#14437vague
#15135faint
#15385questionable
#15415peculiar
#15644amusing
#16342rum
#17229shady
#17805opaque
#18625shaded
#20758sable
#22516wary
#23071dubious
#27768outraged
#28539dismal
#28701gloomy
#33634fishy
#36473comical
#36528dodgy
#38136murky
#38689shadowy
#42698laughable
#44274sketchy
#45530dusky
#46015shadowed
#47682rummy
#47762somber
#53594indignant
#54808seedy
#70807equivocal
#70876incensed
#73905leery
#75558swart
#89982wispy
#109912swarthy
#111586mistrustful
#120762shadi
#143949unsavoury
#172858risible
#199502mirthful
#318287untrusting

How to use shady in a sentence?

  1. George Santos:

    I’ve been on the Trump train, far before Trump was ever president, far before he announced, we’re talking, Apprentice days, the ‘you’re fired’ slogan to the birth certificate – release of Obama’s, you know, shady birth certificate, so on and so forth.

  2. Jamie Hastings:

    How many times are big corporations going to take advantage of us before we stop taking their word ? if these corporations wanted to be transparent about this practice, they wouldn't have started selling the data to shady third parties without a person's explicit consent in the first place. Why should we trust them now ?

  3. Christina Georgina Rossetti:

    When I am dead, my dearest, Sing no sad songs for me Plant thou no roses at my head, Nor shady cypress tree. Be the green grass above me With showers and dewdrops wet And if thou wilt, remember And if thou wilt, forget.

  4. New York:

    The decision from Assembly Democrats to suspend the impeachment investigation reeks of a shady deal to protect Andrew Cuomo, resignation is not accountability. The Democrats not only failed in their constitutional responsibilities - they failed the Governor’s countless victims in nursing homes, brave women who came forward to tell their stories, and those who believe in honest and transparent government.

  5. Deshawn Yeldell:

    Peeps stay solid and protect yourself and your family by any means necessary, there’s shady people out here and a rotten Society, this world and life we live there will always be some heartbreaking things that you will see in the future that’s going to make you lose control of your emotions and break down and cry, keep your head up and don’t go off your rocker. -MillYentei _The Gorilla Roar!


Translations for shady

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  • σκοτεινός, σκιώδης, ανέντιμος, σκιερόςGreek
  • sombreado, umbroso, umbríoSpanish
  • kyseenalainen, valonarka, varjostava, varjoinen, hämäräperäinen, varjoisaFinnish
  • loucheFrench
  • bieco, ombroso, losco, torvo, ambiguo, ombreggiatoItalian
  • سێبه‌ردارKurdish
  • taumarumaruMāori
  • umbrosRomanian
  • подозрительный, тенистый, тёмный, сомнительныйRussian
  • sjenovitSerbo-Croatian
  • நிழலானTamil
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