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Somewhat dark in color; esp., swarthy
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  1. Somewhat dark in color; esp., swarthy
  2. Lacking light; dim; shadowy
  3. Having low diffused light; dim or shadowy.
Little known or understood; obscure or mysterious:
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  1. Little known or understood; obscure or mysterious:
  2. That is or is like a shadow
  3. Full of or dark with shadow:
In shadow; shady
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(Of a person) who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc.
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  1. (Of a person) who grew up being overprotected by parents or other guardians; often implies a lack of social skills, worldly experience, etc.
  2. Protected, as from wind or weather.
Not likely to turn out well
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  1. Not likely to turn out well
  2. Not clear or distinct in character; lacking definition, distinction, strength, etc.
  3. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
Full of or covered with clouds; overcast.
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  1. Full of or covered with clouds; overcast.
  2. Obscure; vague; not clear
  3. Not transparent or clear.
  1. (Idiomatic) In controversial circumstances.
  2. (Idiomatic) Under suspicion; subject to critical inspection.
Tending to reduce discomfort in warm or hot weather
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  1. Tending to reduce discomfort in warm or hot weather
  2. Neither warm nor very cold; moderately cold:
  3. Marked by calm self-control:
Not clearly or sharply delineated:
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  1. Not clearly or sharply delineated:
  2. Not seen, heard, or perceived clearly; faint; dim; obscure
  3. Hazy; vague:
Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct:
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  1. Lacking definite shape, form, or character; indistinct:
  2. Not sharp, certain, or precise in thought, feeling, or expression
  3. Indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy:
Tending to suspect; distrustful:
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  1. Tending to suspect; distrustful:
  2. Arousing or likely to arouse suspicion in others
  3. Arousing or apt to arouse suspicion; questionable:
  1. Not respectable, lacking repute; discreditable
  2. Lacking respectability, as in character, behavior, or appearance.
  3. Not fit to be seen; dirty, shabby, etc.
Feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical
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  1. Feeling doubt; hesitating; skeptical
  2. Of questionable character:
  3. Arousing doubt; doubtful:
Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
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  1. Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
  2. Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
  3. Not honest; lying, cheating, etc.
Of, from, or similar to fish.
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  1. Of, from, or similar to fish.
  2. (Informal) Causing doubt or suspicion; questionable
  3. Like a fish in odor, taste, etc., specif., strongly or undesirably so
Not straightforward; dishonest; swindling
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  1. Not straightforward; dishonest; swindling
  2. (Informal) Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent.
  3. At an irregular or improper angle; askew:
Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
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  1. Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
  2. Acting or done in a deceptive, secret, or sly manner; dishonest and sneaky.
  3. Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
Being in the shade, not in direct light.
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  1. Being in the shade, not in direct light.
(Of character) Dark, obscure.
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  1. (Of character) Dark, obscure.
  2. Casting shadows:
  3. Full of or dark with shadow:
Giving shade; shady
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  1. Giving shade; shady
  2. Having shade; shady; having shade provided by thick foliage.
  3. Affording or forming shade; shady.
Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure
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  1. Not clearly predictable; uncertain; unsure
  2. Subject to or causing doubt:
  3. Of uncertain outcome; undecided.
Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
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  1. Characterized by a mixture of opposing elements and therefore questionable or uncertain:
  2. Uncertain, as an indication or sign; doubtful, incongruous.
  3. Uncertain; undecided; doubtful
Not yet determined or specified.
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  1. Not yet determined or specified.
  2. That can or should be questioned or doubted; open to doubt
  3. Not definitely as specified; uncertain
Open to or viewed with suspicion:
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  1. Open to or viewed with suspicion:
  2. Viewed with suspicion; suspected
Tending habitually to suspect, esp. to suspect evil
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  1. Tending habitually to suspect, esp. to suspect evil
  2. Arousing or apt to arouse suspicion; questionable:
  3. Arousing or likely to arouse suspicion in others
  1. Not known for certain; questionable.
  2. Subject to change; variable:
  3. Not determined; undecided:
Like a fish in odor, taste, etc., specif., strongly or undesirably so
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  1. Like a fish in odor, taste, etc., specif., strongly or undesirably so
  2. Expressing doubt or suspicion
  3. (Informal) Causing doubt or suspicion; questionable
Find another word for shady. In this page you can discover 33 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shady, like: dusky, shadowy, adumbral, in the shade, sheltered, out of the sun, dim, cloudy, under-a-cloud, cool and indistinct.