shadiness


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shadiness - relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque bodyshadiness - relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body; "it is much cooler in the shade"; "there's too much shadiness to take good photographs"
semidarkness - partial darkness
shadow - shade within clear boundaries
2.shadiness - of questionable honesty or legality; "they acted with such obvious shadiness that they were instantly recognizable"; "the shadiness of their transactions"
unlawfulness - the quality of failing to conform to law
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shadiness

noun
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Translations
pochybnoststinnost
lysskyhed
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skuggi
güvenilmezlikmadrabazlık

shadiness

[ˈʃeɪdɪnɪs] N
1. (= shade) → sombra f, lo umbroso
2. (= dubiousness) [of person] → dudosa honradez f; [of deal] → lo turbio, carácter m turbio
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shadiness

nSchattigkeit f; (fig)Zwielichtigkeit f
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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.
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He would have heard of channels and sandbanks, of natural features of the land useful for sea-marks, of villages and tribes and modes of barter and precautions to take: with the instructive tales about native chiefs dyed more or less blue, whose character for greediness, ferocity, or amiability must have been expounded to him with that capacity for vivid language which seems joined naturally to the shadiness of moral character and recklessness of disposition.
I feel gratefully the coolness and shadiness and quiet of the room.
With his inexplicable silence, the President deserves all the condemnation and the speculations of shadiness thrown his way.
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Musical acts canceled after sensing some shadiness, and guests who paid thousands of dollars to attend were greeted with tents and soggy sandwiches in lieu of the villas and gourmet meals they'd been promised.
The hat alone is appealing because it is simple and addresses the issues of gender, race, and shadiness that Shadowman presents.
Among the shadiness exposed in the book, Corsi shows how Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former FBI boss James Comey, and Special Counsel Mueller "all shared a history of working in the Department of Justice that traced back to the Clinton administration, with all three having worked on FBI investigations that ultimately resulted in exonerating the Clintons from any wrongdoing." One could read the establishment media for years and never figure that out.
Though there are certainly undercurrents of catty shadiness, there is a kind of wit and repartee in which certain kinds of gay men still relish.
However, her caption seemed to be promoting shadiness rather than the clothing.