Definitions for shadyˈʃeɪ di

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

shad•yˈʃeɪ di(adj.)shad•i•er, shad•i•est.

  1. abounding in shade; shaded.

  2. giving shade.

  3. shadowy; indistinct; spectral.

  4. of dubious character; disreputable.

Idioms for shady:

  1. on the shady side of,older than (a specified age, esp. beyond middle age).

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fly-by-night, shady(adj)

    (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous

    "a shady operation"

  2. louche, shady(adj)

    of questionable taste or morality

    "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting"

  3. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious(adj)

    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"

  4. shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous(adj)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. shady(adjective)ˈʃeɪ di

    in which there is shade

    a shady spot on the lawn

  2. shadyˈʃeɪ di

    illegal or dishonest

    a shady business deal


  1. shady(Adjective)

    Abounding in shades.

  2. shady(Adjective)

    Causing shade.

  3. shady(Adjective)

    Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.

  4. shady(Adjective)

    Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.

    He is a shady character.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shady

    abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade

  2. Shady

    sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat

  3. Shady

    of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be seen or known; equivocal; dubious or corrupt


  1. Shady

    Shady is a hamlet in Ulster County, New York, United States. It is part of the town of Woodstock and lies on New York State Route 212.

Translations for shady

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


sheltered or giving shelter from heat or light

a shady tree; a shady corner of the garden.

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