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Shadowy vs. Shady

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Shadowyadjective

In shadow; darkened by shadows.

‘He sat in a shadowy corner.’;

Shadyadjective

Abounding in shades.

Shadowyadjective

(of character) Dark, obscure.

‘He was a shadowy man who rarely spoke.’;

Shadyadjective

Causing shade.

Shadowyadjective

(figurative) Vague, dim, unclear, faint of an image.

Shadyadjective

Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.

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Shadowyadjective

Indulging in fancies; daydreaming.

Shadyadjective

(informal) Not trustworthy; disreputable.

‘He is a shady character.’;

Shadowyadjective

Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.

‘This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods.’;

Shadyadjective

Mean, cruel.

‘Don't be shady, give us a go.’;

Shadowyadjective

Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim.

Shadyadjective

Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade.

‘The shady trees cover him with their shadow.’; ‘And Amaryllis fills the shady groves.’;

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Shadowyadjective

Not brightly luminous; faintly light.

‘The moon . . . with more pleasing light,Shadowy sets off the face things.’;

Shadyadjective

Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.

‘Cast it also that you may have rooms shady for summer and warm for winter.’;

Shadowyadjective

Faintly representative; hence, typical.

‘From shadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit.’;

Shadyadjective

Of or pertaining to shade or darkness;

‘Shady characters, disreputable, criminal.’;

Shadowyadjective

Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.

‘Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a shadowyand fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin and Death.’;

Shadyadjective

of businesses and businessmen;

‘a fly-by-night operation’;

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Shadowyadjective

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’;

Shadyadjective

of questionable taste or morality;

‘a louche nightclub’; ‘a louche painting’;

Shadowyadjective

lacking clarity or distinctness;

‘a dim figure in the distance’; ‘only a faint recollection’; ‘shadowy figures in the gloom’; ‘saw a vague outline of a building through the fog’; ‘a few wispy memories of childhood’;

Shadyadjective

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’;

Shadowyadjective

lacking in substance;

‘strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds’; ‘dim shadowy forms’; ‘a wraithlike column of smoke’;

Shadyadjective

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’;

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