Definition of seedy
seedilyplay \ˈsē-dəl-ē\ adverb
seedinessplay \ˈsē-dē-nəs\ noun
Examples of seedy in a Sentence
He was wearing a seedy suit.
a seedy area of the city
Recent Examples of seedy from the Web
But by the 1950s, the city was beginning a long, painful slide into becoming a sometimes seedy tourist attraction, with crime, corruption and all the other problems that decimated big cities and sent residents fleeing to the suburbs.
After moving to the Old Town neighborhood in the early 1980s as a struggling young actor, the alum of the Second City instantly fell for its then-seedy charm, accented by dive bars, that were a far cry from his upbringing on the North Shore.
The captivating coming-of-age tale tracks the adventures of mischievous 6-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), who lives with her single mom (Bria Vinaite) at a seedy roadside motel in the shadow of Disney World.
Manuel Antonio Noriega was born on Feb. 11, 1934, in a seedy bayside Panama City neighborhood.
Three separate rooms (a galley kitchen with old-fashioned fittings, a seedy hotel room, a six-year-old girl’s suburban bedroom) have been built on the second floor.
The Internet allows people to anonymously view imagery that would have required a trip to the seedy side of town, or to a foreign country, a few years ago.
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First Known Use of seedy
SEEDY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seedy for English Language Learners
: dirty or in bad condition
: not respectable or decent
: having bad morals
SEEDY Defined for Kids
Definition of seedy for Students
1 : having or full of seeds a seedy orange
2 : poor in condition or quality a seedy hotel
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