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shady

adjective uk   us   /ˈʃeɪ.di/

shady adjective (SLIGHT DARKNESS)

sheltered from direct light from the sun: We sat on the shady grass for our picnic.

shady adjective (DISHONEST)

informal dishonest or illegal: They know some very shady characters. He was involved in shady deals in the past.
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