Associations to the word «Shady»


SHADY, adjective. Abounding in shades.
SHADY, adjective. Causing shade.
SHADY, adjective. Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
SHADY, adjective. (informal) Not trustworthy; disreputable.
SHADY, adjective. (UK) (slang) Mean, cruel.

Dictionary definition

SHADY, adjective. (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous; "a shady operation".
SHADY, adjective. Of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting".
SHADY, adjective. Not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior".
SHADY, adjective. Filled with shade; "the shady side of the street"; "the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed"; "we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove"; "cool umbrageous woodlands".

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne