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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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