Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

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seedy +‎ -ness.

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

    The Berlin Night Life: Dark...and Cool

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

    The Berlin Night Life: Dark...and Cool

  • 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.

    Jeralyn Gerba: Where to Go From Here: Labor Day Ideas for NYC

  • 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.

    Jeralyn Gerba: Where to Go From Here: Labor Day Ideas for NYC

  • 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

  • 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.

    Jeralyn Gerba: Where to Go From Here: Labor Day Ideas for NYC

  • 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.

    Theater review: Keegan Theatre's world premiere of 'Basra Boy'

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