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Adjective: shady (shadier,shadiest)  shey-dee
  1. (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous
    "a shady operation";
    - fly-by-night
     
  2. Of questionable taste or morality
    "a shady nightclub";
    - louche
     
  3. Not as expected
    "a shady deal";
    - fishy, funny, suspect, suspicious
     
  4. Filled with shade
    "the shady side of the street";
    - shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous

Derived forms: shadiest, shadier

See also: disreputable, questionable, shaded, untrustworthy, untrusty

Encyclopedia: Shady, New York