shadowy

[ shad-oh-ee ]
/ ˈʃæd oʊ i /

adjective, shad·ow·i·er, shad·ow·i·est.

resembling a shadow in faintness, slightness, etc.: shadowy outlines.
unsubstantial, unreal, or illusory: shadowy preoccupations.
abounding in shadow; shady: a shadowy path.
enveloped in shadow.
casting a shadow.

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Origin of shadowy

First recorded in 1325–75, shadowy is from the Middle English word shadewy. See shadow, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM shadowy

shad·ow·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for shadowy

shadowy
/ (ˈʃædəʊɪ) /

adjective

full of shadows; dark; shady
resembling a shadow in faintness; vague
illusory or imaginary
mysterious or secretivea shadowy underworld figure

Derived forms of shadowy

shadowiness, noun
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