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shadow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of shadow

  1. 1 partial darkness due to the obstruction of light rays the valley was in shadow Synonyms of shadow dusk, penumbra, shadiness, shade, umbraWords Related to shadow blackness, dimness, duskiness, gloom, gloominess, murkiness, obscurity, semidarkness, somberness; cloudinessNear Antonyms of shadow brightness, brilliance, effulgence, illumination, incandescence, light, lightness, lucidity, lucidness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, radiance, radiancy

  2. 2 shadows pl  a time or place of little or no light lurking in the shadows Synonyms of shadow black, blackness, candlelight, darkness, dusk, gloaming, gloom, murk, night, semidarkness, shade, shadows, twilight, umbraWords Related to shadow midnight; blackout, brownout, dimout; shadiness, umbrage; dullness (also dulness), somberness; cloudiness, fogginess, haziness, mistiness, murkiness; dimness, faintness, gloominess, grayness, paleness; half-lightNear Antonyms of shadow moonlight, starlight, sunlight; effulgence, radiance, radiancy, shine, sunshine; incandescence, luminance, luminescence, luminosity, luminousnessAntonyms of shadow blaze, brightness, brilliance, day, daylight, glare, glow, light, lightness

  3. 3 a tiny often physical indication of something lost or vanished a run-down mansion that is only a shadow of its former glory Synonyms of shadow echo, ghost, relic, vestige, traceWords Related to shadow memento, remembrance, reminder; artifact; afterimage, aftertaste; balance, corpse, hangover, leftover, oddment, remainder, remnant, scrap; dreg(s), leavings, remain(s), residual, residue, rest

  4. 4 a very small amount not even a shadow of a doubt about the defendant's guilt Synonyms of shadow ace, bit, crumb, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, hint, lick, little, mite, nip, ounce, peanuts, ray, scintilla, scruple, shade, particle, shred, skosh, smack, smell, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), snap, soupçon, spark, spatter, speck, splash, spot, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, touch, traceWords Related to shadow hoot, iota, jot, minim, minimum, modicum, semblance, syllable, tittle, vestige, whit; atom, dot, fleck, flyspeck, grain, granule, molecule, morsel, mote, nubbin, patch, scrap; dash, drop, pinch; part, portion, section; bite, nibble, taste; handful, scattering, smatter, smattering; dose, shot; chip, flake, fragment, shard, shiver, sliver, smithereens, splinter; shred, tatter; clipping, paring, shavingNear Antonyms of shadow abundance, barrel, boatload, bucket, bundle, bushel, deal, fistful, gobs, heaps, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, oodles, passel, peck, pile, plenty, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, stack, wad, wealth; volume; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overflow, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; chunk, hunk, lump, slab

  5. 5 the soul of a dead person thought of especially as appearing to living people rumors of a shadow haunting the castle Synonyms of shadow apparition, bogey (also bogie or bogy), familiar spirit, hant [dialect], haunt [chiefly dialect], materialization, phantasm (also fantasm), phantom, poltergeist, shade, ghost, specter (or spectre), spirit, spook, sprite, vision, visitant, wraithWords Related to shadow angel, daimon, familiar, genie, genius, jinni (or jinn also djinni or djinn), shaitan; double, doppelgänger (or doppelganger), fetch; lemures, manes; incubus, lamia, succubus, vampire, zombie (also zombi); cacodemon, demon (or daemon), devil, fiend, ghoul, imp

  6. 6 an overspreading element that produces an atmosphere of gloom the husband's adulterous affair had cast over their marriage a shadow from which there was no escape Synonyms of shadow darkness, pall, cloudWords Related to shadow fog, haze, mist, murk, penumbra, umbra; midnight, night; mantle, shroud, veil


shadow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shadow

  1. 1 to go after or on the track of shadowing the suspect to see what he was up to Synonyms of shadow bird-dog, chase, course, dog, hound, pursue, run, follow, tag, tail, trace, track, trailWords Related to shadow accompany, chaperone (or chaperon), escort; hunt, search (for), seek; eye, observe, watchNear Antonyms of shadow headAntonyms of shadow guide, lead, pilot

  2. 2 to make dark, dim, or indistinct thickening clouds shadowed the countryside Synonyms of shadow becloud, bedim, befog, blacken, blear, blur, darken, dim, dislimn, fog, fuzz (up), haze, mist, obscure, overcast, overcloud, overshadow, cloud, shroudWords Related to shadow adumbrate, blot out, conceal, eclipse, hide, obliterate, screen, shade; camouflage, cloak, cover, curtain, disguise, mask, veilNear Antonyms of shadow expose, reveal, uncover, unveilAntonyms of shadow brighten, illuminate, illumine, light (up), lighten

  3. 3 to shelter (something) from light and heat a pathway shadowed by a canopy of arching branches Synonyms of shadow shadeWords Related to shadow cloud, darken, dim, dull, overcast, overshadow; canopy, cover, protect, screenNear Antonyms of shadow illuminate, light, lighten; expose


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