Shady meaning

shādē
Of questionable character or honesty.
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The definition of shady is providing darkness and coolness from the sun, or of questionable character.

An example of a shady place is under an awning.

An example of a shady person is someone who constantly lies.

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Full of shade; shaded.

Found a cool, shady spot under some trees.

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Giving shade.
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Casting shade.

A large, shady elm.

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Of dubious character, morality, or legality; questionable.
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Abounding in shades.
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Causing shade.
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Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
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(slang) Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.

He is a shady character.

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Shaded, as from the sun; full of shade.
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Of darkness, secrecy, or concealment.
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on the shady side of
  • Beyond (a given age); older than.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of shady

  • shade +"Ž -y

    From Wiktionary