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Definition 1: lacking clarity or distinctness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shadowy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for shadowy in the sense of this definition

(shadowy is similar to ...) not clearly defined or easy to perceive or understand

"indistinct shapes in the gloom" "an indistinct memory" "only indistinct notions of what to do"

Definition 2: lacking in substance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shadowy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • strange fancies of unreal and shadowy worlds
  • dim shadowy forms
  • a wraithlike column of smoke

Synonyms for shadowy in the sense of this definition

(shadowy is similar to ...) lacking material form or substance; unreal

"as insubstantial as a dream" "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"

Definition 3: filled with shade - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where shadowy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for shadowy in the sense of this definition

(shadowy is similar to ...) protected from heat and light with shade or shadow

"shaded avenues" "o'er the shaded billows rushed the night"

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