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English adjective: shady

1. shady (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous


SamplesA shady operation.


Synonymsfly-by-night


Similaruntrustworthy, untrusty


Antonymstrustworthy, trusty

2. shady of questionable taste or morality


SamplesA louche nightclub.
A louche painting.


Synonymslouche


Similardisreputable


Antonymsreputable

3. shady not as expected


SamplesThere 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.


Synonymsfishy, funny, suspect, suspicious


Similarquestionable


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunquestionable

4. shady filled with shade


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsshadowed, shadowy, umbrageous


Similarshaded


Antonymsunshaded









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