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Synonyms for shadow

Synonyms for (noun) shadow

Synonyms: shadow Definition: refuge from danger or observation Usage: he felt secure in his father's shadow

Similar words: resort, recourse, refuge Definition: something or someone turned to for assistance or security Usage: his only recourse was the police; took refuge in lying

Synonyms: apparition, shadow, phantasm, phantasma, phantom, fantasm Definition: something existing in perception only Usage: a ghostly apparition at midnight

Similar words: illusion, semblance Definition: an erroneous mental representation

Synonyms: tincture, trace, shadow, vestige Definition: an indication that something has been present Usage: there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim; a tincture of condescension

Similar words: indicant, indication Definition: something that serves to indicate or suggest Usage: an indication of foul play; indications of strain; symptoms are the prime indicants of disease

Synonyms: shadow Definition: a premonition of something adverse Usage: a shadow over his happiness

Similar words: foreboding, boding, premonition, presentiment Definition: a feeling of evil to come Usage: a steadily escalating sense of foreboding; the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case

Synonyms: shadow, dark, darkness Definition: an unilluminated area Usage: he moved off into the darkness

Similar words: scene Definition: the place where some action occurs Usage: the police returned to the scene of the crime

Synonyms: shadow Definition: an inseparable companion Usage: the poor child was his mother's shadow

Similar words: follower Definition: someone who travels behind or pursues another

Synonyms: tail, shadow, shadower Definition: a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

Similar words: follower Definition: someone who travels behind or pursues another

Similar words: spy Definition: a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people Usage: my spies tell me that you had a good time last night

Synonyms: shadow Definition: a dominating and pervasive presence Usage: he received little recognition working in the shadow of his father

Similar words: presence Definition: the state of being present; current existence Usage: he tested for the presence of radon

Synonyms: shadow Definition: shade within clear boundaries

Similar words: shade, shadiness, shadowiness Definition: relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body Usage: it is much cooler in the shade; there's too much shadiness to take good photographs

Synonyms for (verb) shadow

Synonyms: shadow Definition: follow, usually without the person's knowledge Usage: The police are shadowing her

Similar words: follow Definition: to travel behind, go after, come after Usage: The ducklings followed their mother around the pond; Please follow the guide through the museum

Synonyms: dwarf, shadow, overshadow Definition: make appear small by comparison Usage: This year's debt dwarfs that of last year

Similar words: dominate, overlook, overtop, command Definition: look down on Usage: The villa dominates the town

Synonyms: shade, shade off, shadow Definition: cast a shadow over

Similar words: darken Definition: make dark or darker Usage: darken a room