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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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#199502mirthful
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How to use shady in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. Kari Lake:

    They wanted the MAGA movement to go away, and that's why they pushed the shoddy, shady, corrupt election on us. They wanted MAGA and everything President President Trump stood for to go away.

  3. Jason Pollock:

    This is a shady store. We've asked a lot of people in this community. You can buy weed at the store.

  4. Cheryl Cantrell:

    I believe there was a little something shady going on.

  5. Marsha Blackburn:

    The Attorney General should immediately appoint a special counsel to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden's business dealings with Communist China, joe and Hunter Biden have been long intertwined with Beijing and profited off shady business deals with the CCP.


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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