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shady

play
adjective \ˈshā-dē\

Simple Definition of shady

  • : giving or providing shade

  • : sheltered from the sun's light : having shade

  • : seeming to be dishonest

Full Definition of shady

shad·i·ershad·i·est

  1. 1 :  producing or affording shade

  2. 2 :  sheltered from the sun's rays

  3. 3a :  of questionable merit :  uncertain, unreliableb :  disreputable

shad·i·ly play \ˈshā-dəl-ē\ adverb
shad·i·ness play \ˈshā-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of shady

  1. Their backyard is nice and shady.

  2. I don't trust him. He seems like a pretty shady character.



1579

First Known Use of shady

1579

Rhymes with shady


SHADY Defined for Kids

shady

play
adjective \ˈshā-dē\

Definition of shady

shad·i·ershad·i·est

  1. 1 :  sheltered from the sun's rays

  2. 2 :  producing shade <a shady tree>

  3. 3 :  not right or honest <shady business deals>





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