American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having many seeds.
- adj. Resembling seeds or a seed.
- adj. Worn and shabby; unkempt: "He was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin” ( Mark Twain).
- adj. Tired or sick; unwell.
- adj. Somewhat disreputable; squalid: a seedy hotel in a run-down neighborhood.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Abounding with seeds; running to seed.
- Having a peculiar flavor, supposed to be derived from weeds growing among the vines: applied to French brandy.
- Full of spawn, as a seed-fish.
- Run to seed; no longer fresh, new, or prosperous; worn-out; shabby; poor: as, a seedy coat; to look rather seedy.
- Looking or feeling wretched, as after a debauch; not well; out of sorts.
- In glass-making, containing the bubbles called seed.
- n. See sidi.
- adj. disreputable; run-down
- adj. full of seeds
- adj. untidy; unkempt
- adj. infirm; gone to seed
- adj. suffering the effects of a hangover
- adj. colloquial Having a peculiar flavour supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; said of certain kinds of French brandy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds.
- adj. Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; -- said of certain kinds of French brandy.
- adj. colloq. Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabbily clothed; shabby looking.
- adj. shabby and untidy
- adj. morally degraded
- adj. somewhat ill or prone to illness
- adj. full of seeds
- seed + -y (Wiktionary)
“The Good: A top-notch cast has distinguished itself in seedy Atlantic City, under the patient guiding hands of The Sopranos 'Terence Winter and executive producer Martin Scorsese.”
“And today the visible inequities and inadequacies of the system that turns young people off politically are compounded: our political punch has been spiked with an undetectable component -- untraceable monies that threaten the very foundation of our democracy: freedom of speech freely shared, and not hidden in seedy recesses of election law.”
“When he stumbles around in seedy motel rooms, drunk beyond reason, we believe him.”
“The republicans are engaged in seedy rumor mongering ... in a dark corner whispering campaign.”
“Sun and Shadow took place in seedy, snow-ridden Stockholm (though there is a sunny Spanish interlude); its follow-up, Never End, was set in the intense heat of the Swedish holiday season.”
“It just means more women resort to coat hangers in seedy alleys and end up dead.”
“Young Greek chefs have been opening restaurants in seedy run-down industrial neighborhoods.”
“Before I dropped out of the University of Waterloo, I took a deviant sociology course with a prof who assigned us his Ph.D. thesis as the primary course reading: the results of a long study into what the hookers and hustlers and other lowlifes do in seedy bars.”
“These things happen, and not just in seedy bars in Durango.”
“What people call seedy and what I call seedy are two different things. ”
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