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shady

[ shey-dee ]
/ ˈʃeɪ di /
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adjective, shad·i·er, shad·i·est.
abounding in shade; shaded: shady paths.
giving shade: a shady tree.
shadowy; indistinct; spectral.
of dubious character; rather disreputable: shady dealings.
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Idioms about shady

    on the shady side of, Informal. beyond (the specified age); more than: on the shady side of 40.

Origin of shady

First recorded in 1570–80; shade + -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for shady

shady
/ (ˈʃeɪdɪ) /

adjective shadier or shadiest
full of shade; shaded
affording or casting a shade
dim, quiet, or concealed
informal dubious or questionable as to honesty or legality

Derived forms of shady

shadily, adverbshadiness, noun
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