Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The property of being seedy (unkempt).
  • n. The property of being seedy (full of seeds).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being seedy, shabby, or worn out; a state of wretchedness or exhaustion.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character or condition of being seedy.
  • n. Exhausted or worn-out condition as regards health or spirits.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing

Etymologies

seedy +‎ -ness. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was set up to provide swinging parties without the usual "seediness" traditionally associated with the scene, and guests arrive in masks.

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  • There are two ways to tackle the city: dig for the vintage gems among the seediness or embrace the gambling cheesiness and join a bachelorette party.

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  • There's lots of room for all these figures, and for Sticklin's movements, on designer George Lucas's simple set: a bar counter flanked by tall wooden stools, set against a backdrop of graffiti-scrawled black fabric that aptly evokes the seediness of the story's East Belfast.

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  • The hard, abrasive industrial sound fit perfectly with the dark seediness of Berlin clubs at the time.

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  • Walking down Peckham high street, I still feel there is a powerful seediness Eritrea circa 1982 and no redeeming features, but a strange thing happens if you turn down a side street that looks like a side street you shouldn't turn down – suddenly there is organic pizza and … the Review bookshop.

    My favourite independent bookshop: Review, London

  • • Compton Avenue N1, +44 020-7359 4019, unionchapel.org.ukAn imposing corner pub situated between the sophistication of Islington and the seediness of Kings Cross, The Lexington is a curious mix of American-style lounge bar and old English pub.

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  • You never hear about the truth of the seediness of the Plaza hotel, and that seems to me far more likely.

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  • Now I understood things better, I sensed I had a nasty seediness inside of me that I couldn't release into an underworld like this.

    Potsdamer Strasse #4

  • There was an appealing seediness to the place, and I remember being pleased at the sight of the adult pleasures which seemed a huge improvement over last year's tame walk through the theatre district to see Mame.

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  • Since the Giuliani administration kicked out the porn stores, the phrase "Disneyfication of Times Square" has been used over and over again by those that kind of liked the seediness, by critics of those people, by references to those people, by sociologists, etc.

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