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Meaning & Definition of Shady in English

English

Shady

/ʃedi/

adjective

1. (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous

  • "A shady operation"
    synonym:
  • fly-by-night
  • ,
  • shady

2. Of questionable taste or morality

  • "A louche nightclub"
  • "A louche painting"
    synonym:
  • louche
  • ,
  • shady

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
  • ,
  • shady
  • ,
  • suspect
  • ,
  • suspicious

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:
  • shady
  • ,
  • shadowed
  • ,
  • shadowy
  • ,
  • umbrageous