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Shady vs. Suspicious

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Shadyadjective

Abounding in shades.

Suspiciousadjective

(passive sense) Arousing suspicion.

‘His suspicious behaviour brought him to the attention of the police.’;

Shadyadjective

Causing shade.

Suspiciousadjective

(active sense) Distrustful or tending to suspect.

‘I have a suspicious attitude to get-rich-quick schemes.’;

Shadyadjective

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

Suspiciousadjective

Expressing suspicion

‘She gave me a suspicious look.’;

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Shadyadjective

(informal) Not trustworthy; disreputable.

‘He is a shady character.’;

Suspiciousadjective

Inclined to suspect; given or prone to suspicion; apt to imagine without proof.

‘Nature itself, after it has done an injury, will ever be suspicious; and no man can love the person he suspects.’; ‘Many mischievous insects are daily at work to make men of merit suspicious of each other.’;

Shadyadjective

Mean, cruel.

‘Don't be shady, give us a go.’;

Suspiciousadjective

Indicating suspicion, mistrust, or fear.

‘We have a suspicious, fearful, constrained countenance.’;

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.’;

Suspiciousadjective

Liable to suspicion; adapted to raise suspicion; giving reason to imagine ill; questionable; as, an author of suspicious innovations; suspicious circumstances.

‘I spy a black, suspicious, threatening could.’;

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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.’;

Suspiciousadjective

openly distrustful and unwilling to confide

Shadyadjective

Of or pertaining to shade or darkness;

‘Shady characters, disreputable, criminal.’;

Suspiciousadjective

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’;

Shadyadjective

of businesses and businessmen;

‘a fly-by-night operation’;

Suspiciousadjective

having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something

‘he was suspicious of her motives’; ‘she gave him a suspicious look’;

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Shadyadjective

of questionable taste or morality;

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

Suspiciousadjective

causing one to have the idea or impression that someone or something is questionable, dishonest, or dangerous

‘they are not treating the fire as suspicious’;

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’;

Suspiciousadjective

having the belief or impression that someone is involved in an illegal or dishonest activity

‘police were called when staff became suspicious’;

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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