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Definition of Shadowy


  1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow.
  2. Hence, dark; obscure; gloomy; dim.
  3. Not brightly luminous; faintly light.
  4. Faintly representative; hence, typical.
  5. Unsubstantial; unreal; as, shadowy honor.

Shadowy Quotations

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe

An easily accessible and transparent database of contract information will bring sunshine into the confusing and sometimes shadowy practice of government contracting.
Tom Coburn

As authors evolve and try to trace the precedents that have shaped their work, it sometimes becomes a matter of identifying the shadowy figure in the back row of the mental photograph, or of grabbing at the tail of a memory that's just slipping out the window into thin air.
Virginia Euwer Wolff

Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I grew up with the understanding that the world I lived in was one where people enjoyed a sort of freedom to communicate with each other in privacy, without it being monitored, without it being measured or analyzed or sort of judged by these shadowy figures or systems, any time they mention anything that travels across public lines.
Edward Snowden
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Shadowy Translations

shadowy in German is schattenhaften, schattenhaft
shadowy in Italian is incerto
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