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Meaning of SHADOWY

Pronunciation:  'shadowee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  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"
  2. [adj]  lacking in substance; "strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds"- W.A.Butler; "dim shadowy forms"; "a wraithlike column of smoke"
  3. [adj]  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"

SHADOWY is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: dim, faint, indistinct, insubstantial, shaded, shadowed, shady, umbrageous, unreal, unsubstantial, vague, wispy, wraithlike



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Shad"ow*y\, a.
1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.
   ``Shadowy verdure.'' --Fenton.

         This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. --Shak.

2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim. ``The shadowy past.''

3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light.

         The moon . . . with more pleasing light, Shadowy
         sets off the face things.             --Milton.

4. Faintly representative; hence, typical.

         From shadowy types to truth, from flesh to spirit.

5. Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.

         Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a
         shadowy and fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin
         and Death.                            --Addison.