What does shadowy mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term shadowy:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. dim, faint, shadowy, vague, wispy(adj)

    lacking clarity or distinctness

    "a dim figure in the distance"; "only a faint recollection"; "shadowy figures in the gloom"; "saw a vague outline of a building through the fog"; "a few wispy memories of childhood"

  3. shadowy, wraithlike(adj)

    lacking in substance

    "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke"


  1. shadowy(Adjective)

    In shadow; darkened by shadows.

    He sat in a shadowy corner.

  2. shadowy(Adjective)

    Dark, obscure.

    He was a shadowy man who rarely spoke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shadowy(adj)

    full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow

  2. Shadowy(adj)

    hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim

  3. Shadowy(adj)

    not brightly luminous; faintly light

  4. Shadowy(adj)

    faintly representative; hence, typical

  5. Shadowy(adj)

    unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shadowy in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shadowy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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