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Definition of shady:

  1. Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade.
  2. Of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be seen or known; equivocal; dubious or corrupt.
  3. Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.

Synonyms:

doubtable, queer, funny, comical, honest, surreptitious, in strict confidence, debatable, risible, exposed, shadowy, underground, mirthful, opaque, dodgy, sly, clandestine, mysterious, underhanded, shoddy, amusing, dishonest, leery, rummy, sable, dubitable, windy, rogue, discreditable, louche, untrustworthy, shy, unrespectable, fast, wary, faint, stealthy, umbrageous, wraithlike, incensed, suspicious, curious, shaky, peculiar, odd, secretive, secret, slippery, suspect, disgraceful, singular, wispy, problematic, classified, sneaking, bent, duplicitous, uncertain, leeward, indignant, light, furtive, disputable, comic, untrusty, fly-by-night, swart, rum, fraudulent, crooked, double-dealing, opprobrious, fishy, shameful, laughable, underhand, disreputable, untrusting, guileful, shadowed, outraged, confidential, ignominious, doubtful, equivocal, mistrustful, sharp, questionable, shaded, vague, deceptive.

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