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Meaning of shady

shad•y

Pronunciation: (shā'dē), [key]
— shad•i•er, shad•i•est.
  1. abounding in shade; shaded: shady paths.
  2. giving shade: a shady tree.
  3. shadowy; indistinct; spectral.
  4. of dubious character; rather disreputable: shady dealings.
  5. beyond (the specified age); more than: on the shady side of 40.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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