Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a shady manner; umbrageously.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a shady manner.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a shady manner, particularly used in the sense of untrustworthy.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

shady +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Say your name is "Dave Liberal," and you're running for the Senate against shadily-funded plutocrat-favorite Jason Putz.

    Ellis Weiner: Ads Infinitum: Countering the Citizens United Plague

  • Say your name is "Dave Liberal," and you're running for the Senate against shadily-funded plutocrat-favorite Jason Putz.

    Ellis Weiner: Ads Infinitum: Countering the Citizens United Plague

  • Juicy Ronnie and the Sitch have an intense chat, where the Sitch admits that he and Snooki have shadily smushed over the past few months, even though Snooki had a boyfriend at the time.

    Jersey Shore Recap: "We're Not in Jersey Anymore"

  • The other is to keep it legal, if shadily close to the line.

    Obama Not Above Political Manipulation After All

  • Voted No on 8 despite being shadily confronted by a No on 8 volunteer.

    Tell Us Your Voting Stories, Part Two

  • And what a lot of it comes down to is an incredible lack of respect for the NHL and its commissioner, who's being shunted aside while the (mostly) moneyed men go about their business (often shadily).

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Harry Steele, Berkmann's shadily powerful owner and a self-made, somewhat conventionally malevolent-in-his-benignity downtown operator, is displeased by this apparent intrusion of the marvelous into his daily breakfast trade.

    In Priceland

  • Those who do this are not 'anti-war' at all, but are shadily taking the other side in a conflict where the moral and civilisational stakes are extremely high.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Those who do this are not 'anti-war' at all, but are shadily taking the other side in a conflict where the moral and civilisational stakes are extremely high.

    The only left that's left

  • But you've got to -- you've got to admit and -- that you've got a problem right now between Jack Abramoff, Tom DeLay, Duke -- Randy "Duke" Cunningham, the perception out there that Republicans were acting potentially, illegally, wrongly, shadily, whatever words you want to use.

    CNN Transcript Jan 9, 2006

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