Examples of shady in a Sentence
Their backyard is nice and shady.
I don't trust him. He seems like a pretty shady character.
Recent Examples of shady from the Web
But in the wake of Charlottesville and Friday’s incredibly shady pardon of the unusually racist (even by American standards) Joe Arpaio, the more accurate narrative may be that Trump is increasingly isolated.
Sandboxes A shady, damp sandbox after April showers is prime breeding ground for a whole fleet of mosquitoes.
Read stories of how people have lost their lives on the buses, and how the journalists literally trailed the buses in an effort to expose their shady practices.
Despite the shady behind-the-scenes dealing, the horses are taken into their contrada’s church to be blessed.
This one pairs nicely with savory sushi, or just a shady porch.
Late mornings are best spent reading under a shady palm, exploring the farmers' markets (fresh turmeric for days), or hiking along the oceanfront at Bathsheba.
And as Donald Trump’s Hyatt rose, so too did the hidden hand of his attorney Roy Cohn, always there to help with the shady tax abatements, the zoning variances, the sweetheart deals, and the threats to those who might stand in the project’s way.
Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours, make time to rest in shady areas to give yourself a chance to recover and cool down.
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First Known Use of shady
Synonymsshaded, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous
Antonymsexposed, shadeless, sunny
Related Wordscanopied, covered, sheltered; cloudy; dark, darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dim, dimmed, dusky, gloomy, inky, moonless, murky, obscure, obscured, penumbral, pitch-black, pitch-dark, somber (or sombre), sunless
Near Antonymsbedazzling, bright, brightened, brilliant, dazzling, effulgent, illuminated, illumined, incandescent, light, lit (or lighted), lucent, lucid, luminary, luminous; beaming, lambent, radiant, shining; lustrous
SHADY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shady for English Language Learners
: giving or providing shade
: sheltered from the sun's light : having shade
: seeming to be dishonest
SHADY Defined for Kids
Definition of shady for Students
- a shady tree
- shady business deals
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