Synonyms for shadowy

Synonyms for (adjective) shadowy

Synonyms: shadowed, shadowy, shady, umbrageous

Definition: filled with shade

Usage: 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

Similar words: shaded

Definition: protected from heat and light with shade or shadow

Usage: shaded avenues; o'er the shaded billows rushed the night- Alexander Pope


Synonyms: wraithlike, shadowy

Definition: lacking in substance

Usage: strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds- W.A.Butler; dim shadowy forms; a wraithlike column of smoke

Similar words: insubstantial, unreal, unsubstantial

Definition: lacking material form or substance; unreal

Usage: as insubstantial as a dream; an insubstantial mirage on the horizon


Synonyms: faint, shadowy, dim, vague, wispy

Definition: lacking clarity or distinctness

Usage: a dim figure in the distance; only a faint recollection; shadowy figures in the gloom; saw a vague outline of a building through the fog; a few wispy memories of childhood

Similar words: indistinct

Definition: not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

Usage: indistinct shapes in the gloom; an indistinct memory; only indistinct notions of what to do