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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 ?
I just will, though, for it's capital, so shady, light, and big.
Often the mothers brought their fancywork and sat on the shady side of the tent during the lesson.
I never saw such a garden--large and shady, full of box-bordered paths, and lined with long grape-covered arbors with seats under them.
Their disappearance made him doubt, he said, whether the berries had not left off growing in the broad pastures and along the shady country lanes.
Nothing will content them but the extremest limit of the land; loitering under the shady lee of yonder warehouses will not suffice.
Some shady trees leaned over it, and rushes and water-lilies grew at the deep end.
In a couple of days Durham and Company had electric fans up to cool off the rooms for them, and even couches for them to rest on; and meantime they could go out and find a shady corner and take a "snooze," and as there was no place for any one in particular, and no system, it might be hours before their boss discovered them.
Only a little while back, when I was riding and suffering, what a heaven this peace, this rest, this sweet serenity in this secluded shady nook by this purling stream would have seemed, where I could keep perfectly comfortable all the time by pouring a dipper of water into my armor now and then; yet already I was getting dissatisfied; partly be- cause I could not light my pipe -- for, although I had long ago started a match factory, I had forgotten to bring matches with me -- and partly because we had nothing to eat.
We followed the carriage-road, and had our usual luck; we traveled under a beating sun, and always saw the shade leave the shady places before we could get to them.
Daytimes we paddled all over the island in the canoe, It was mighty cool and shady in the deep woods, even if the sun was blazing outside.
Then Tom hid himself away in a shady nook to sleep till noon, and the other pirates got ready to fish and explore.
What sunshine in a shady place was aunt Jane to Rebecca