Thesaurus

shadowy

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of shadowy

1 not seen or understood clearly
  • the shadowy area between tough interrogation and torture

Synonyms for shadowy

Words Related to shadowy

Near Antonyms for shadowy

Antonyms for shadowy

2 protected from the sun's rays
  • a shadowy lane that is a mosaic of colors during the autumn foliage season

Synonyms for shadowy

Words Related to shadowy

Near Antonyms for shadowy

Antonyms for shadowy

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shadowy

Time Traveler for shadowy

Time Traveler

The first known use of shadowy was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Cite this Entry

“Shadowy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shadowy. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on shadowy

Dictionary: Definition of shadowy

Spanish Central: Translation of shadowy

Nglish: Translation of shadowy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of shadowy for Arabic Speakers

Comments on shadowy

What made you want to look up shadowy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!