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Synonyms for shady
ˈʃeɪ dishady

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Wiktionary

  1. shadyadjective

    Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.

    He is a shady character.

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. shadyadjective

    Synonyms:
    shadowy, umbrageous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. shadyadjective

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

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How to use shady in a sentence?

  1. Katy Perry:

    I really think, like everybody has their opinions on these shows and there is a multitude of them, but I don’t want to be like super shady, but you can name 10 people -- at least -- that have come off ‘American Idol’… that have legitimate careers, that put out music, that have changed their journey, their destiny, affected people’s lives.

  2. Mark Ricks:

    If I were to find out that one of the charities I was volunteering my time and money to was doing something shady, of course I would be devastated. I don't know if I could trust another organization for many years, i would go out on Saturday and ride my bike but it wouldn't be to raise money for anyone, it would just be for me.

  3. Chris Christie on Tuesday:

    How do you convince me you're not shady and you're actually here to help us? i think what we concluded -- he and I had a conversation back and forth about it -- was he said, 'Well, it's probably because you're from New Jersey,'.

  4. Piu Eatwell:

    Mark Hansen was a kind of a shady Hollywood mogul type, he owned a number of movie theaters in Hollywood and he was a multimillionaire. He also had a number of rooming houses and his own apartment just off Hollywood Boulevard… He was separated from his wife, who had a house on the Hollywood Hills with their two daughters. He had a great lifestyle in his apartment… where he would invite girls if he liked their looks… he would invite them to stay with obviously a promise that they were going to make it big as movie stars. Sooner or later, they would probably be booted out or end up as dancers in one of his nightclubs.

  5. Pieter Wezeman:

    China has made some more substantial inroads into the Saudi arms market, in particular selling armed drones, the details are shady and we may very well have underestimated China's role as an arms exporter to Saudi Arabia. But China doesn't come anywhere near the USA, United Kingdom or even France as arms suppliers. Still, the important point here is that Saudi Arabia has explored the possibility of diversifying Saudi Arabia supplier base.

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Translations for shady

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  • σκοτεινός, σκιώδης, ανέντιμος, σκιερόςGreek
  • umbroso, umbrío, sombreadoSpanish
  • varjoisa, kyseenalainen, hämäräperäinen, varjoinen, varjostava, valonarkaFinnish
  • loucheFrench
  • ambiguo, bieco, ombreggiato, torvo, losco, ombrosoItalian
  • سێبه‌ردارKurdish
  • taumarumaruMāori
  • umbrosRomanian
  • тенистый, подозрительный, тёмный, сомнительныйRussian
  • sjenovitSerbo-Croatian
  • நிழலானTamil
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