Definition of shadily in US English:

shadily

adverb

  • See shady

    • ‘It's not up to the vendors of generic hardware, and certainly not up to a record company that's shadily influencing those vendors in back-room meetings.’
    • ‘Inside, the narrow alleys are tight woven, winding shadily between cliff-like walls of brown mud or sparkling white lime wash.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, Reigart's hands are tied by Admiral Piquet (Joaquim de Almeida), a French NATO officer who shadily puts a halt to Reigart's rescue operations.’
    • ‘The massive, brawny man peered at me in bewilderment as I had managed to stop his blade, and he withdrew, smiling shadily at me.’
    • ‘Yesterday I went into the Used DVD Emporium, a seedy hole in the wall bespeaking a shadily acquired inventory of hot items for your viewing pleasure.’

Pronunciation

shadily

/ˈʃeɪdɪli//ˈSHādilē/