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Definition of shadowy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1dark and full of shadows Someone was waiting in the shadowy doorway. The candle blew out, plunging the room into a shadowy darkness.
  2. 2[usually before noun] difficult to see because there is not much light Shadowy figures approached them out of the fog.
  3. 3[usually before noun] that not much is known about the shadowy world of terrorism
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: shadowy