Questionable and Shady


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Questionable adjective – Giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged.
Usage example: the runner's unexpected first-place finish is questionable, so a drug test has been ordered

Shady is a synonym for questionable in dubious topic. In some cases you can use "Shady" instead an adjective "Questionable", when it comes to topics like honest, doubtful, funny. informal substitute
Nearby Words: question, questioning, questioned, questioner, questionably
Synonyms for Questionable


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Shady adjective – Giving good reason for being doubted, questioned, or challenged.
Usage example: cited some shady statistics to back up his argument

Questionable is a synonym for shady in honest topic. You can use "Questionable" instead an adjective "Shady", if it concerns topics such as dubious, disreputable, crooked, suspicious. popular alternative
Nearby Words: shadow, shade, shaded, shading, shad
Synonyms for Shady

Things that words describes

activity questionable activity shady activity
character questionable character shady character
people questionable people shady people
stuff questionable stuff shady stuff
Other nouns: nature, means, characters, circumstances, tactics, actions, dealings, history, behavior, deeds, activities, methods, practices, reasons, experiments, motivations.

Both words in one sentence

  • And while at first she thought the organization was just 'normal' or better than her previous one, she starts seeing that it is rather... shady and questionable, but she decided to bear all that.
    Source: Iron Woobie
  • Compared to their Londo Bell counterparts, they have no qualms doing shady wetwork or questionable actions in getting the job done.
  • Creator / Mattel However, it had a questionable CPU and GPU (an underpowered and off-brand ARM7TDMI SoC from Sunplus, a notoriously shady semiconductor company).
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