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
The picture riffs on the seedy pleasures of ’70s drive-in classics like Walter Hill’s The Driver—which Wright has cited as an influence—and Richard C. Sarafian’s Vanishing Point.
This is post-murder, pre-Vegas OJ Simpson partying in seedy parts of Miami.
Shreveport, Louisiana’s claim to fame is a bunch of seedy casinos.
In any event, the case leads Arrowood on journeys through London’s seediest neighborhoods and encounters with some very nasty criminals.
The Post reported in 2012 that West Palm Beach, Fla., police observed a sharp drop in crime in 2001 after blaring Mozart and Beethoven on a seedy street corner.
If, at the center of all this, behind the lights and the seedy bars and the glitter and the protests, there’s a unifying pain that connects us loosely in the good times, and tightly in the bad.
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.
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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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