shady

adjective \ ˈshā-dē \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of shady

shadier; shadiest
1 :producing or affording shade
2 :sheltered from the sun's rays
3 a :of questionable merit :uncertain, unreliable

shadily

play \ˈshā-ə-lē\ adverb

shadiness

play \ˈshā-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of shady in a Sentence

  1. Their backyard is nice and shady.

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

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First Known Use of shady

1579


SHADY Defined for English Language Learners

shady

adjective

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

shady

adjective \ ˈshā-dē \

Definition of shady for Students

shadier; shadiest
1 :sheltered from the sun's rays
2 :producing shade
  • a shady tree
3 :not right or honest
  • shady business deals


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