1. darkness, duskiness, dusk, dimness, lightlessness; shadiness, shadowiness; cloudiness, mur-kiness, murk; gloom, gloominess, somberness, tene-brousness; obscurity, indistinctness, nebulousness, faintness, vagueness.
2. apparition, specter, spirit, soul, vision, phantom, phantasm, eidolon, materialization; ghost, (in Irish folklore) banshee, (in Roman religion) manes, (in Roman religion) lemures or larvae, Inf. spook.
3. shadow. See shadow(def. 1).
4. degree, small or slight degree, nuance; hair, hair's-breadth, fraction, fraction of an inch, skin of one's teeth.
5. hint, suggestion, suspicion, intimation, soupcon, trace, tinge; touch, speck, sprinkling, dash; little bit, modicum, iota, grain, scintilla, atom.
6. blind, Venetian blind, window shade; sunshade, parasol, umbrella; cover, covering, canopy, awning, shelter; protection, shield, safeguard.
7. shades
Slang. sunglasses, dark or colored glasses or lenses, Inf. sunspecs.
8. cast or put someone into the shade
surpass, exceed, excel, transcend, trump, overcome, better, Inf. go one better; cap, top, overtop; beat, best, worst; overshadow, eclipse, put to shame, Inf. show [s.o.] up; outstrip, outdo, outvie, outrival, outclass, outperform, outplay, Inf. run rings or circles around.
9. darken, blacken, black, opaque, adumbrate; eclipse, occult, black out, blot out.
10. obscure, obfuscate, cloud, becloud, benight, bedim, befog; blur, dull, dim; overcast, overcloud.
11. screen, veil, curtain, cloak, shroud, enshroud, Inf. cover up; hide, hide away, conceal; disguise, camouflage, mask.

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