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Meaning of SHADY

Pronunciation:  'sheydee

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]  (informal) 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"
  3. [adj]  of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting"
  4. [adj]  of businesses and businessmen; "a fly-by-night operation"

SHADY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: disreputable, fishy, fly-by-night, funny, louche, queer, questionable, shaded, shadowed, shadowy, suspect, suspicious, umbrageous, untrustworthy, untrusty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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. --Job.
                                               xl. 22.

         And Amaryllis fills the shady groves. --Dryden.

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.           --Bacon.

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. --London

{On the shady side of}, on the thither side of; as, on the
   shady side of fifty; that is, more than fifty. [Colloq.]

{To keep shady}, to stay in concealment; also, to be
   reticent. [Slang]