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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or resembling a shadow.
  • adj. Full of or dark with shadow. See Synonyms at dark.
  • adj. Lacking distinctness; faint.
  • adj. Lacking substance; unsubstantial.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In shadow; darkened by shadows.
  • adj. Dark, obscure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.
  • adj. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim.
  • adj. Not brightly luminous; faintly light.
  • adj. Faintly representative; hence, typical.
  • adj. Unsubstantial; unreal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Full of, causing, or affording shadow or shade; shady; hence, dark; gloomy.
  • Faintly representative; typical.
  • Like a shadow; hence, ghostlike; unsubstantial; unreal; obscure; dim.
  • Indulging in fancies or dreamy imaginations.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking clarity or distinctness
  • adj. filled with shade
  • adj. lacking in substance

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