shady character

dubious character, questionable type

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Shady — Shad y, a. [Compar. {Shadier}; superl. {Shadiest}.] 1. Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade; causing shade. [1913 Webster] The shady trees cover him with their shadow. Job. xl. 22. [1913 Webster] And Amaryllis fills the shady… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shady — UK US /ˈʃeɪdi/ adjective INFORMAL DISAPPROVING ► likely to be illegal or dishonest: »The company got involved in some rather shady business deals. » We always felt he was a very shady character …   Financial and business terms

  • shady — shad|y [ˈʃeıdi] adj comparative shadier superlative shadiest 1.) protected from the sun or producing shade ▪ a shady street ▪ It was nice and shady under the trees. 2.) probably dishonest or illegal ▪ a shady character ▪ She s been involved in… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • shady — adjective 1 protected from the sun or producing shade: the shady side of the street | shady trees 2 probably dishonest or illegal: a shady character | She s been involved in some shady deals …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shady — adjective a) Abounding in shades. He is a shady character. b) Causing shade. Jon Kate Plus 8 is a show based on two facts: 1) Jon and Kate Gosselin have eight children, and 2) the word ‘Kate’ rhymes with the word ‘eight’. One suspects that if… …   Wiktionary

  • character — noun /ˈkʰæɹəktɚ,ˈkʰɛɹəktɚ/ a) A being involved in the action of a story. You may not like to eat liver, said Calvins father, but it builds character. b) A written or printed symbol, or letter …   Wiktionary

  • shady — [shā′dē] adj. shadier, shadiest 1. giving shade 2. shaded, as from the sun; full of shade 3. of darkness, secrecy, or concealment 4. Informal of questionable character or honesty on the shady side of beyond (a given age); older than …   English World dictionary

  • Shady Dragon Inn — The Shady Dragon Inn is an accessory designed for the Dungeons Dragons role playing game. Carl Smith wrote The Shady Dragon Inn as a supplement used to help dungeon masters introduce fully designed characters into any scenario. It is a 40 page… …   Wikipedia

  • character — n. personality behavior 1) to form, mold one s character 2) to epitomize; reflect smb. s character 3) one s moral; true character 4) a bad, disreputable; firm, strong; excellent, fine, good; impeccable, stainless; lovable; national; upright; weak …   Combinatory dictionary

  • shady — shadily, adv. shadiness, n. /shay dee/, adj., shadier, shadiest. 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 …   Universalium

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