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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 shad·owy /ˈʃædoi, dəwi/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shad·ow·y a.
 1. Full of shade or shadows; causing shade or shadow. Shadowy verdure.”
    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.   --Milton.
 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) 2.0

      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]