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1. fly-by-night, shady

(of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous

Example Sentences:
'a shady operation'

2. louche, shady

of questionable taste or morality

Example Sentences:
'a louche nightclub'
'a louche painting'

3. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious

not as expected

Example Sentences:
'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'

4. shadowed, shadowy, shady, umbrageous

filled with shade

Example Sentences:
'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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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adjectiveWord forms: shadier or shadiest
full of shade; shaded
affording or casting a shade
dim, quiet, or concealed
4. informal
dubious or questionable as to honesty or legality

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adjectiveWord forms: ˈshadier or ˈshadiest
giving shade
shaded, as from the sun; full of shade
of darkness, secrecy, or concealment
4.  Informal
of questionable character or honesty

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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adj. shad·i·er, shad·i·est
1. Full of shade; shaded: found a cool, shady spot under some trees. See Synonyms at dark.
2. Casting shade: a large, shady elm.
3. Of dubious character, morality, or legality; questionable: "men who could indulge in any shady deal in downtown offices and still pose as beneficent angels ... on the golf course" (Louis Auchincloss).

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