adjective, shad·i·er, shad·i·est.
Examples from the Web for shadiness
There was a difference of opinion among a lot of the men at lunch as to the shadiness or not of some transaction.A Secret of the Lebombo|Bertram Mitford
I feel gratefully the coolness and shadiness and quiet of the room.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
When I took them to my room to wash their hands they sighed with pleasure at its shadiness and quiet.In the Mountains|Elizabeth von Arnim
British Dictionary definitions for shadiness
adjective shadier or shadiest
Word Origin and History for shadiness
"affording shade," 1570s; "protected by shade," 1590s; from shade (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "disreputable" (1862) probably is from earlier university slang sense of "of questionable merit, unreliable" (1848). Related: Shadily; shadiness. Old English had sceadlic "shady, 'shadely.'"