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.
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

shadiness

noun
Translations
pochybnoststinnost
lysskyhed
árnyékosság
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

shadiness

nSchattigkeit f; (fig)Zwielichtigkeit f

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 ?
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.
However, her caption seemed to be promoting shadiness rather than the clothing.
Obiano frowned at the activities of the staff of the state ministry of lands whose mode of operations he said portrayed elements of shadiness.
The shadiness about listings does not affect the buyers only it also makes things difficult for us, auto journos, because it becomes tricky determining how the vehicles stack up against the competition in terms of value for money.
There's enough shadiness around Imran for enemies to have their pick.
Something tells me everything this government does has an air of shadiness about it.
Under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), American companies that operate abroad must screen any potential business partners for hints of corruption or ethical shadiness.