shadowiness

shadowy

[shad-oh-ee]
adjective, shadowier, shadowiest.
1.
resembling a shadow in faintness, slightness, etc.: shadowy outlines.
2.
unsubstantial, unreal, or illusory: shadowy preoccupations.
3.
abounding in shadow; shady: a shadowy path.
4.
enveloped in shadow.
5.
casting a shadow.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English shadewy. See shadow, -y1

shadowiness, noun
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shadowy (ˈʃædəʊɪ)
 
adj
1.  full of shadows; dark; shady
2.  resembling a shadow in faintness; vague
3.  illusory or imaginary
4.  mysterious or secretive: a shadowy underworld figure
 
'shadowiness
 
n

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shadowy
"transitory, fleeting, unreal," late 14c.; see shadow.
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