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English noun: shadiness

1. shadiness (state) relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body


SamplesIt is much cooler in the shade.
There's too much shadiness to take good photographs.


Synonymsshade, shadowiness


Broader (hypernym)semidarkness


Narrower (hyponym)shadow

2. shadiness (attribute) of questionable honesty or legality


SamplesThey acted with such obvious shadiness that they were instantly recognizable.
The shadiness of their transactions.


Broader (hypernym)unlawfulness









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