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Synonyms for shade

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

Synonyms for shade

comparative darkness that results from the blocking of light rays

the degree of vividness of a color, as when modified by the addition of black or white pigment

the property by which the sense of vision can distinguish between objects, as a red apple and a green apple, that are very similar or identical in form and size

a slight variation between nearly identical entities

to shelter, especially from light


to make dark or darker

to make a slight reduction in (a price)


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Synonyms for shade

relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body

a quality of a given color that differs slightly from another color

protective covering that protects something from direct sunlight

a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

a position of relative inferiority

a slight amount or degree of difference

a mental representation of some haunting experience

a representation of the effect of shadows in a picture or drawing (as by shading or darker pigment)

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cast a shadow over

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represent the effect of shade or shadow on

protect from light, heat, or view

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vary slightly

pass from one quality such as color to another by a slight degree

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