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shad·y

 (shā′dē)
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).

shad′i·ly adv.
shad′i·ness n.

shady

(ˈʃeɪdɪ)
adj, shadier or shadiest
1. full of shade; shaded
2. affording or casting a shade
3. dim, quiet, or concealed
4. informal dubious or questionable as to honesty or legality
ˈshadily adv
ˈshadiness n

shad•y

(ˈʃeɪ 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:
on the shady side of, older than (a specified age, esp. beyond middle age).
[1570–80]
shad′i•ly, adv.
shad′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shady - (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous; "a shady operation"
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"
2.shady - of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting"
disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance
3.shady - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
questionable - subject to question; "questionable motives"; "a questionable reputation"; "a fire of questionable origin"
4.shady - filled with shadeshady - 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"
shaded - protected from heat and light with shade or shadow; "shaded avenues"; "o'er the shaded billows rushed the night"- Alexander Pope

shady

adjective
1. shaded, cool, shadowy, dim, leafy, bowery, bosky (literary), umbrageous After flowering, place the pot in a shady spot.
shaded bright, exposed, sunny, open, out in the open, sunlit, unshaded
2. (Informal) crooked, dodgy (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), unethical, suspect, suspicious, dubious, slippery, questionable, unscrupulous, fishy (informal), shifty, disreputable, untrustworthy Be wary of people who try to talk you into shady deals.
crooked straight, ethical, respectable, upright, honourable, honest, reputable, trustworthy, above-board

shady

adjective
1. Full of shade:
2. Casting shade:
3. Of dubious character:
Informal: fishy.
Translations
ظَليل، مُظَلِّلغَيْر نَزيه
podezřelýstinný
lyssky
hämäräperäinenkyseenalainenvalonarkavarjoinenvarjoisa
sjenovit
árnyas
sem er í forsælu; svalurskuggalegur
senčen
gölgeligüvenilmezmadrabaz

shady

[ˈʃeɪdɪ] ADJ (shadier (compar) (shadiest (superl)))
1. (= shaded) [place] → sombreado
it's shady hereaquí hay sombra
under a shady treea la sombra de un árbol frondoso
2. (= dubious) [person] → dudoso; [deal] → turbio, chueco (Mex)

shady

[ˈʃeɪdi] adj
[place, spot] → ombragé(e)
under a shady tree → à l'ombre d'un arbre
(= dishonest) [deal, business] → louche, véreux/euse; [financier, businessman, lawyer] → véreux/euse

shady

adj (+er)
placeschattig; tree, hatSchatten spendend
(inf: = of dubious honesty) → zwielichtig, zweifelhaft; he has a shady paster hat eine dunkle Vergangenheit; to be on the shady side of the lawdunkle Geschäfte treiben; on the shady side of forty (US inf) → vierzig vorbei (inf); there’s something shady about itda ist etwas faul dran (inf)

shady

[ˈʃeɪdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (place) → ombreggiato/a; (tree) → ombroso/a (fig) (person, deal) → losco/a, equivoco/a

shade

(ʃeid) noun
1. slight darkness caused by the blocking of some light. I prefer to sit in the shade rather than the sun.
2. the dark parts of a picture. light and shade in a portrait.
3. something that screens or shelters from light or heat. a large sunshade; a shade for a light.
4. a variety of a colour; a slight difference. a pretty shade of green; shades of meaning.
5. a slight amount. The weather is a shade better today.
verb
1. (sometimes with from) to shelter from light or heat. He put up his hand to shade his eyes.
2. to make darker. You should shade the foreground of that drawing.
3. (with into) to change very gradually eg from one colour to another.
ˈshaded adjective
(of parts of a picture) made darker.
shades noun plural
(especially American) sunglasses.
ˈshading noun
(in a picture etc) the marking that shows the darker parts.
ˈshady adjective
1. sheltered or giving shelter from heat or light. a shady tree; a shady corner of the garden.
2. dishonest. a shady business.
ˈshadiness noun
put in the shade
to cause to seem unimportant. She is so beautiful that she puts her sister in the shade.
References in classic literature ?
The seventh road was a good road, and curved this way and that--winding through green meadows and fields covered with daisies and buttercups and past groups of shady trees.
In this scrap-book is such testimony relating to my shady side, as I have within the past ten years been able to cut from the columns of my competitors in the business of elevating humanity to a higher plane of mind and morals - my 'loathsome contemporaries.
From the middle of the building an ugly flat-topped octagonal tower ascended against the east horizon, and viewed from this spot, on its shady side and against the light, it seemed the one blot on the city's beauty.
What sunshine in a shady place was aunt Jane to Rebecca
Often the mothers brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent during the lesson.
Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end.
When I had last seen this part of Sheen in the daylight it had been a straggling street of comfortable white and red houses, interspersed with abundant shady trees.
In the forest the harness bells sounded yet more muffled than they had done six weeks before, for now all was thick, shady, and dense, and the young firs dotted about in the forest did not jar on the general beauty but, lending themselves to the mood around, were delicately green with fluffy young shoots.
In the yellow sands and burnt by the sun, he doubtless peereth thirstily at the isles rich in fountains, where life reposeth under shady trees.
There were many other views to be shewn; and though the weather was hot, there were shady lanes wherever they wanted to go.
Heaven seems to have made this place on purpose for the repose of weary travellers, who here exchange the tortures of parching thirst, burning sands, and a sultry climate, for the pleasures of shady trees, the refreshment of a clear stream, and the luxury of a cooling breeze.
The water is held in high estimation by the islanders, some of whom consider it an agreeable as well as a medicinal beverage; they bring it from the mountain in their calabashes, and store it away beneath heaps of leaves in some shady nook near the house.