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Casting shadows; shadowy, shady. In extended use: represented in outline; vague, indistinct.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From classical Latin adumbrant-, adumbrāns, present participle of adumbrāre adumbrate.
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