shadiness :

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  • n  relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body
    there's too much shadiness to take good photographs
  • n  of questionable honesty or legality
    they acted with such obvious shadiness that they were instantly recognizable
    the shadiness of their transactions

  • He made it very clear that there was much shadiness going on.
  • Italy's relentless investigations into corruption are now focusing on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, himself elected in reaction to the shadiness of his predecessors.
  • For all his shadiness, he still cuts a heroic figure.
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  • 'American Hustle' Finds David O. Russell In Colorful '70s
    There isn’t a lot of plot explication in the new trailer for David O. Russell's "American Hustle." There doesn't need to be. With a wildly enjoyable sense of style, the spot plunges us deeply -- and enjoyably -- into the movie's world of '70s shadiness.
    Aug. 1, 2013 - Hartford Courant

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