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shadyadjective

 us   /ˈʃeɪ·di/

shady adjective (DARK)

having or giving ​shade: It’s ​nice and shady in ​front of the ​house.

shady adjective (DISHONEST)

dishonest or ​illegal: They’d been ​involved in shady ​realestatedeals. He has a shady ​reputation.
(Definition of shady from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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shadyadjective

uk   us   /ˈʃeɪ.di/

shady adjective (SLIGHT DARKNESS)

sheltered from ​directlight from the ​sun: We ​sat on the shady ​grass for ​ourpicnic.

shady adjective (DISHONEST)

informal dishonest or ​illegal: They ​know some very shady ​characters. He was ​involved in shady deals in the past.
(Definition of shady from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shadyadjective

uk   us   /ˈʃeɪdi/ informal disapproving
likely to be ​illegal or dishonest: The ​company got involved in some rather shady ​businessdeals. We always ​felt he was a very shady ​character.
(Definition of shady from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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