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 for shady
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Shady \Shad"y\, a. [Compar. Shadier; superl. Shadiest.]
     1. Abounding in shade or shades; overspread with shade;
        causing shade.
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              The shady trees cover him with their shadow. --Job.
                                                    xl. 22.
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              And Amaryllis fills the shady groves. --Dryden.
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     2. Sheltered from the glare of light or sultry heat.
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              Cast it also that you may have rooms shady for
              summer and warm for winter.           --Bacon.
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     3. Of or pertaining to shade or darkness; hence, unfit to be
        seen or known; of questionable character; unsavory;
        equivocal; dubious, corrupt, or criminal; as, a shady
        character; -- of people or activities. [Colloq.] "A shady
        business." --London Sat. Rev.
  
              Shady characters, disreputable, criminal. --London
                                                    Spectator.
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     On the shady side of, on the thither side of; as, on the
        shady side of fifty; that is, more than fifty. [Colloq.]
        
  
     To keep shady, to stay in concealment; also, to be
        reticent. [Slang]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  shady
      adj 1: (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous; "a shady
             operation" [syn: fly-by-night, shady]
      2: of questionable taste or morality; "a louche nightclub"; "a
         louche painting" [syn: louche, shady]
      3: not as expected; "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" [syn: fishy, funny, shady,
         suspect, suspicious]
      4: filled with shade; "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" [syn:
         shady, shadowed, shadowy, umbrageous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  93 Moby Thesaurus words for "shady":
     amoral, bent, blue, bosky, broad, clouded, conscienceless, corrupt,
     corrupted, criminal, crooked, curtained, dark, darkling,
     derogatory, devious, discreditable, disgraceful, dishonest,
     dishonorable, disreputable, doubtful, dubious, dusky, equivocal,
     evasive, felonious, fishy, fraudulent, ignoble, ignominious,
     ill-got, ill-gotten, immoral, indecisive, indefinite, indirect,
     indistinct, infamous, inglorious, insidious, not kosher, notorious,
     obumbrate, obumbrated, off-color, overshaded, overshadowed,
     penumbral, purple, questionable, racy, rotten, salty, screened,
     seamy, shabby, shaded, shadow, shadowy, shameful, shameless,
     sheltered, shifty, shoddy, sinister, slippery, sordid, spicy,
     suggestive, suspect, suspicious, tricky, umbral, uncertain,
     unconscienced, unconscientious, unconscionable, undecided,
     underhand, underhanded, unethical, unpraiseworthy, unprincipled,
     unreliable, unrespectable, unsavory, unscrupulous,
     unstraightforward, veiled, wicked, without remorse,
     without shame
  
  

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