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Definition of Shady

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covered in shadow, protected from light; indistinct, obscure; disreputable, dubious; uncertain; casting a shadow, protecting from light
Shady Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(superl.)
Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
  
(superl.)
Of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be seen or known; equivocal; dubious or corrupt.
  
(superl.)
Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade.
  
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shady
\shad"y\ (?), a. [compar. shadier (?); superl. shadiest.]
1. abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade. the shady trees cover him with their shadow. xl. 22. and amaryllis fills the shady groves.
2. sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat. cast it also that you may have rooms shady for summer and warm for winter.
3. of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be seen or known; equivocal; dubious or corrupt. [colloq.] "a shady business." --london sat. rev. shady characters, disreputable, criminal.


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 to keep shady 
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cysgodfa = n. a shady place
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. of businesses and businessmen; "a fly-by-night operation"
(synonym) fly-by-night
(similar) untrustworthy, untrusty
2. of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting"
(synonym) louche
(similar) disreputable
3. 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"
(synonym) fishy, funny, queer, suspect, suspicious
(similar) questionable
(classification) colloquialism
4. 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"
(synonym) shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous
(similar) shaded
Shady Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: NEW YORK
City: SHADY
Shady Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Shady may refer to:
  • Shade (disambiguation)
  • Shady Records, a record label owned by Eminem
  • Sada, Azerbaijan
  • Shady, Iran (disambiguation)

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