Synonyms of shady


1. fly-by-night, shady, untrustworthy (vs. trustworthy), untrusty

usage: (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous; "a shady operation"

2. louche, shady, disreputable (vs. reputable)

usage: of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a louche painting"

3. fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious, questionable (vs. unquestionable)

usage: not as expected; "there was something fishy about the accident"; "up to some funny business"; "some definitely queer goings-on"; "a shady deal"; "her motives were suspect"; "suspicious behavior"

4. shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous, shaded (vs. unshaded)

usage: filled with shade; "the shady side of the street"; "the surface of the pond is dark and shadowed"; "we sat on rocks in a shadowy cove"; "cool umbrageous woodlands"

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Definition and meaning of shady (Dictionary)