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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shadowy  \Shad"ow*y\,  a. 
  1.  Full  of  shade  or  shadows;  causing  shade  or  shadow. 
  ``Shadowy  verdure.''  --Fenton. 
  This  shadowy  desert,  unfrequented  woods.  --Shak. 
  2.  Hence  dark;  obscure;  gloomy;  dim.  ``The  shadowy  past.'' 
  3.  Not  brightly  luminous;  faintly  light. 
  The  moon  .  .  .  with  more  pleasing  light,  Shadowy 
  sets  off  the  face  things  --Milton. 
  4.  Faintly  representative;  hence  typical. 
  From  shadowy  types  to  truth,  from  flesh  to  spirit. 
  5.  Unsubstantial;  unreal;  as  shadowy  honor. 
  Milton  has  brought  into  his  poems  two  actors  of  a 
  shadowy  and  fictitious  nature,  in  the  persons  of  Sin 
  and  Death.  --Addison. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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},  {umbrageous}] 
  2:  lacking  clarity  or  distinctness;  "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"  [syn:  {dim}, 
  {faint},  {vague},  {wispy}] 
  3:  lacking  in  substance;  "strange  fancies  of  unreal  and  shadowy 
  worlds"-  W.A.Butler;  "dim  shadowy  forms";  "a  wraithlike 
  column  of  smoke"  [syn:  {wraithlike}] 

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