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
shade + -y (Wiktionary)