from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Full of shade; shaded.
- adj. Casting shade: a shady grove.
- adj. Quiet, dark, or concealed; hidden.
- adj. Of dubious character or honesty; questionable. See Synonyms at dark.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Abounding in shades.
- adj. Causing shade.
- adj. Overspread with shade; sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
- adj. Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade.
- adj. Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
- adj. Of or pertaining to shade or darkness
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding with or affording shade.
- Sheltered from glare or sultry heat; shaded: as, a shady place.
- Such as cannot bear the light; of doubtful honesty or morality: as, a shady transaction.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous
- adj. filled with shade
- adj. not as expected
- adj. of questionable taste or morality
Over the years, Bud Billings had some -- well, I mean, I ` ll use the term shady, maybe operating on the fringe of legality, with the used car business, pawnshops, running strip joints, that sort of thing.
I wear my seatbelt, don't smoke, eat healthy, use a water filter and carry a dummy wallet with fake credit cards and funny money whenever I'm in "shady" areas and hope I get pick pocketed.
It is not uncommon for certain shady dealing to go on for years, with a small group of critics but never really breaking out into the media.
Rendezvous, after all, does occasionally call to mind spies meeting in shady corners swapping secrets, or something … more illicitly dodgy than I think you may like.
Even the birds and squirrels did not dare the sun, but sheltered in shady hiding places among the trees.
Republicans for their part are trying now to turn the tables, for example, hitting Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid for what the GOP calls a shady land deal.
JOHNS: Republicans are trying to conjure up some bad luck for Democrats, hitting Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid for what the GOP calls a shady land deal.
JOHNS: Republicans are trying to conjure up some bad luck for Democrats, hitting Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid for what the GOP calls a shady land deal.
Secret deals are called shady deals and Abhisit is seeing the result of such deals.
Perkins issued a letter last week officially calling the shady bonds "effectively worthless," since they were sold as tax-free bonds, and they are clearly not tax free.
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