Synonyms and Antonyms of shady
1 protected from the sun's rays a lovely shady spot in the park that was pleasantly cool Synonyms of shady shaded, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous Words Related to shady canopied, 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 Antonyms of shady bedazzling, bright, brightened, brilliant, dazzling, effulgent, illuminated, illumined, incandescent, light, lit (or lighted), lucent, lucid, luminary, luminous; beaming, lambent, radiant, shining; lustrous Antonyms of shady exposed, shadeless, sunny
2 given to or marked by cheating and deception a shady business deal Synonyms of shady bent [chiefly British], crooked, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, dishonest, sharp, shifty, underhand, underhandedWords Related to shady unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherousNear Antonyms of shady conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms of shady aboveboard, honest, straight
3 giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged cited some shady statistics to back up his argument Synonyms of shady debatable, disputable, dodgy [chiefly British], doubtable, dubious, dubitable, equivocal, fishy, problematic (also problematical), queer, questionable, doubtful, shaky, suspect, suspiciousWords Related to shady alleged, so-called, supposed; moot; ambiguous, open, unclear; uncertain, undecided, undetermined; far-fetched, flimsy, improbable, unlikely, weakNear Antonyms of shady decisive, definitive; clear, obvious, open-and-shut, positiveAntonyms of shady certain, hands-down, incontestable, indisputable, indubitable, questionless, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unproblematic, unquestionable
4 given to acting in secret and to concealing one's intentions shady characters hanging out in the park after nightfall Synonyms of shady furtive, sneaky, shifty, slippery, sly, sneaking, stealthyWords Related to shady artful, crafty, cunning, devious, foxy, guileful, slick, wily; close, closemouthed, reticent, secretive; clandestine, covert, dark; deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, devious, duplicitous, trickish, tricky, underhand, underhanded; cheating, crooked, defrauding, dishonest, dissembling, double-dealing, knavish, two-faced; lying, mendacious, untrustworthy, untruthful; insidious, perfidious, serpentine, treacherousNear Antonyms of shady aboveboard, forthright, plainspoken, straightforward; candid, direct, foursquare, frank, open, plain; honest, trustworthy, truthful
5 not respectable a courtesan who lived on the shady fringe of society Synonyms of shady discreditable, disgraceful, dishonorable, ignominious, infamous, louche, notorious, opprobrious, disreputable, shameful, shoddy, shy, unrespectableWords Related to shady bad, criminal, immoral, seamy, sordid, unethical, unsavory, wicked; base, contemptible, despicable, detestable, dirty, low, mean, miserable, vile, wretched; black, evil, iniquitous, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unrighteous, vicious, villainous, wrong; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, inglorious, reprehensible; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, gamy (or gamey), libertine, loose, perverted, reprobateNear Antonyms of shady decent, ethical, good, honest, just, moral, noble, principled, righteous, upright, upstanding; esteemed, prestigious, reputed, respected; authorized, legal, licensed, permissible, permitted; approved, endorsed (also indorsed), sanctioned; clean, correct, decorous, exemplary, proper, seemly; blameless, commendable, creditable, guiltlessAntonyms of shady honorable, reputable, respectable
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