HyperDic: shady

English > 4 senses of the word shady:
ADJECTIVEallshadyquiet, dark, or concealed
allshady, fishy, funny, suspect, suspiciousnot as expected
allshadyof questionable honesty or legality
allshady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageousfilled with shade
shady > pronunciation
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English > shady: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningQuiet, dark, or concealed.
  • "her shady past intrigued him"
  • "a shady part of town"
Broaderconcealedhidden on any grounds for any motive
English > shady: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot as expected.
Example "a shady deal"
Synonymsfishy, funny, suspect, suspicious
Broaderquestionablesubject to question
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishdudoso, extraño, raro, sospechoso
Catalandubtós, estrany, rar, sospitós
Nounsshadinessof questionable honesty or legality
English > shady: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningOf questionable honesty or legality.
Example"He established a dummy company through which he laundered vast sums of cash from shady middlemen and arms dealers"
Broaderdishonest, dishonorabledeceptive or fraudulent
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > shady: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningFilled with shade.
Example"the shady side of the street"
Synonymsshadowed, shadowy, umbrageous
Broadershadedprotected from heat and light with shade or shadow
Spanishensombrecido, ombrío, sombreado, sombrío, sombroso, umbrío, umbroso
Catalanobac, obagós, ombrat, ombrejat, ombriu, ombrívol
Nounsshade, shadinessrelative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body

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