Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) secretive or dishonest
How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
‘Shady’ is an adjective used to describe something in the shade or covered by shade. It can also describe behavior or actions that are morally questionable or dishonest. “The politician has been implicated in some shady activity regarding secretive payments.”
Professional Examples (Basic)
The company have been accused oftaking part in a number of shady practices in order to raise their share price. The brewing scandal has already tarnished their reputation.
I don't feel comfortable doing a deal with John.He's a shady characterwho likes to conduct business in an underhanded way.
Social Examples (Basic)
He gave me a shadylook as I went to take the money from the till.
I burn in the sun easily. Do you mind if we sit somewhereshady?
I wouldn't bring your car to that mechanic if I were you. I heard he uses parts from stolen cars. He's a bitshady if you ask me.
EnglishLogica® 2019. The content of this website is the intellectual property of Yashmi Consulting Ltd., and is intended for educational purposes only. This content is not to be used for commercial purposes without express permission from its copyright owners. Reproduction or embedding of this content on any media or platform will constitute copyright infringement.