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    shady

    shady - Dictionary definition and meaning for word shady

    Definition
    (adj) (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous
    Synonyms : fly-by-night
    Example Sentence
    • a shady operation
    Definition
    (adj) of questionable taste or morality
    Synonyms : louche
    Example Sentence
    • a louche nightclub
    • a louche painting
    Definition
    (adj) not as expected
    Synonyms : fishy , funny , suspect , suspicious
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (adj) filled with shade
    Synonyms : shadowed , shadowy , umbrageous
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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