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SEEDY (seedier, seediest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does seedy mean? 

SEEDY (adjective)
  The adjective SEEDY has 4 senses:

1. full of seeds
2. shabby and untidy
3. somewhat ill or prone to illness
4. morally degraded

  Familiarity information: SEEDY used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEEDY (adjective)


Sense 1seedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Full of seeds

Context example:

as seedy as a fig

Similar:

white-seeded (having white seeds)

three-seeded (having three seeds)

small-seeded (having relatively small seeds)

one-seed; one-seeded; single-seeded (having a single seed)

seeded (having seeds as specified)

seeded (having or supplied with seeds)

multi-seeded; several-seeded (having many seeds)

black-seeded (having black seeds)

Antonym:

seedless (lacking seeds)


Sense 2seedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Shabby and untidy

Synonyms:

scruffy; seedy

Context examples:

a surge of ragged scruffy children / he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin

Similar:

worn (affected by wear; damaged by long use)


Sense 3seedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Somewhat ill or prone to illness

Synonyms:

unwell; under the weather; poorly; peaked; indisposed; ailing; sickly; seedy

Context examples:

my poor ailing grandmother / feeling a bit indisposed today / you look a little peaked / feeling poorly / a sickly child / is unwell and can't come to work

Similar:

ill; sick (affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function)


Sense 4seedy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally degraded

Synonyms:

sordid; squalid; seamy; sleazy; seedy

Context examples:

a seedy district / the seamy side of life / sleazy characters hanging around casinos / sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls / the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils / the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal

Similar:

disreputable (lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance)


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