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shady

Pronunciación: /ˈʃeɪdi/

Traducción de shady en español:

adjective/adjetivo (-dier, -diest)

  • 1.1 (giving shade) [place/garden] sombreado, donde hay sombra; [tree] que da mucha sombra, umbroso [literary/literario] it's shadier over here aquí hay más sombra
    Example sentences
    • Nick emerged from the shady inn into bright sunlight, blinking as his eyes adjusted.
    • Plant Hydrangea petiolaris in a large shady area as ground cover and encourage it to sprawl, not climb.
    • It brings the feel of sunlight into a shady spot.
    Example sentences
    • The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
    • Ivaric raced down to the stables, shouted at a groom to saddle his grey horse Maila, and smiled as he saw his father sitting in a shady arbour at one end of the courtyard, looking thoughtful.
    • The garden had always been cool, shady and inviting.
    1.2 (disreputable) [colloquial/familiar] [deal/business] turbio; [character] sospechoso
    Example sentences
    • This belongs to the secret world of state-to-state relations, with all their intrigues, shady deals and questionable trade-offs, which most governments hide from their citizens.
    • Because she did not suspect a shady deal was brewing, when she found out the loan was approved, she signed on the dotted line.
    • He walked into the debriefing room and was greeted by General Li, a suspicious and shady character.

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