1. Full of shade; dark; gloomy.
This shadowy desert, unfrequented woods. Shak.
2. Not brightly luminous; faintly light.
More pleasant light
Shadowy sets off the face of things. Milton.
3. Faintly representative; typical; as shadowy expiations.
4. Unsubstantial; unreal.
Milton has brought into his poems two actors of a shadowy and fictitious nature, in the persons of Sin and Death. Addison.
5. Dark; obscure; opake.
By command ere yet dim night
Her shadowy cloud withdraws. Milton.