seedy

adjective \ ˈsē-dē \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of seedy

seedier; seediest
1 : containing or full of seeds
  • a seedy fruit
2 : inferior in condition or quality: such as
a : shabby, run-down
  • seedy clothes
b : somewhat disreputable
  • a seedy district
  • a seedy lawyer
c : slightly unwell : debilitated
  • felt seedy and went home early

seedily

play \ˈsē-də-lē\ adverb

seediness

play \ˈsē-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of seedy in a Sentence

  1. He was wearing a seedy suit.

  2. a seedy area of the city

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First Known Use of seedy

1574

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SEEDY Defined for English Language Learners

seedy

Definition of seedy for English Language Learners

  • : dirty or in bad condition

  • : not respectable or decent

  • : having bad morals


SEEDY Defined for Kids

seedy

adjective \ ˈsē-dē \

Definition of seedy for Students

seedier; seediest
1 : having or full of seeds
  • a seedy orange
2 : poor in condition or quality
  • a seedy hotel


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