Synonyms for shady

Synonyms for (adjective) shady

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: fishy, funny, shady, suspect, suspicious

Definition: not as expected

Usage: there was something fishy about the accident; up to some funny business; some definitely queer goings-on; a shady deal; her motives were suspect; suspicious behavior

Similar words: questionable

Definition: subject to question

Usage: questionable motives; a questionable reputation; a fire of questionable origin


Synonyms: louche, shady

Definition: of questionable taste or morality

Usage: a louche nightclub; a louche painting

Similar words: disreputable

Definition: lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance


Synonyms: shady, fly-by-night

Definition: (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous

Usage: a shady operation

Similar words: untrustworthy, untrusty

Definition: not worthy of trust or belief

Usage: an untrustworthy person