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seed·y

 (sē′dē)
adj. seed·i·er, seed·i·est
1. Having many seeds.
2. Resembling seeds or a seed.
3. Worn and shabby; unkempt: "He was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin" (Mark Twain).
4. Somewhat disreputable; squalid: a seedy hotel in a run-down neighborhood.
5. Chiefly British Tired or sick; unwell.

seed′i·ly adv.
seed′i·ness n.

seedy

(ˈsiːdɪ)
adj, seedier or seediest
1. shabby or unseemly in appearance: seedy clothes.
2. (Botany) (of a plant) at the stage of producing seeds
3. informal not physically fit; sickly
ˈseedily adv
ˈseediness n

seed•y

(ˈsi di)

adj. seed•i•er, seed•i•est.
1. containing many seeds.
2. bearing seeds.
3. poorly kept; run-down.
4. shabbily dressed; unkempt.
5. slightly ill.
[1565–75]
seed′i•ly, adv.
seed′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seedy - full of seeds; "as seedy as a fig"
seedless - lacking seeds; "seedless grapefruit"
2.seedy - shabby and untidy; "a surge of ragged scruffy children"; "he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"- Mark Twain
worn - affected by wear; damaged by long use; "worn threads on the screw"; "a worn suit"; "the worn pockets on the jacket"
3.seedy - somewhat ill or prone to illnessseedy - somewhat ill or prone to illness; "my poor ailing grandmother"; "feeling a bit indisposed today"; "you look a little peaked"; "feeling poorly"; "a sickly child"; "is unwell and can't come to work"
ill, sick - affected by an impairment of normal physical or mental function; "ill from the monotony of his suffering"
4.seedy - morally degraded; "a seedy district"; "the seamy side of life"; "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"; "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly; "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce; "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"
disreputable - lacking respectability in character or behavior or appearance

seedy

adjective
1. sleazy, sordid, squalid, low, nasty They suck you into their seedy world.
2. shabby, run-down, scruffy, old, worn, faded, decaying, grubby, dilapidated, tatty, unkempt, grotty (slang), crummy (slang), down at heel, slovenly, mangy, manky (Scot. dialect), scungy (Austral. & N.Z.) a seedy hotel close to the red light district
shabby smart, elegant, fashionable, posh (informal, chiefly Brit.), classy, swish (informal, chiefly Brit.), up-market, swanky (informal), top-drawer, ritzy (slang), high-toned
3. (Informal) unwell, ill, poorly (informal), crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), ailing, sickly, out of sorts, off colour, under the weather (informal), peely-wally (Scot.) All right, are you? Not feeling seedy?

seedy

adjective
Showing signs of wear and tear or neglect:
Informal: tacky.
Slang: ratty.
Idioms: all the worse for wear, gone to pot, past cure.
Translations
رَث، بالٍغَيْر صِحّي، مُتَوَعِّك
nemocnýzchátralý
lurvetuvel
huonomaineinenhuonovointinenlikainen
kopottas külsejû
lasinn, slappursubbulegur
döküntükeyifsizkılıksızköhnepis

seedy

[ˈsiːdɪ] ADJ (seedier (compar) (seediest (superl)))
1. (= shabby) [hotel, nightclub] → sórdido, de mala muerte, cutre (Sp) ; [clothes] → raído, cutre (Sp) ; [person] → de pinta desastrada
a seedy-looking barun bar sórdido, un bar de mala muerte, un bar cutre (Sp)
2. (= unwell) I'm feeling seedytengo un poco de mal cuerpo
he looks a bit seedytiene mala cara

seedy

[ˈsiːdi] adj (= shabby) [person, hotel, street, area, club, bar] → miteux/euse

seedy

adj (+er)
(= disreputable) person, characterzweifelhaft, zwielichtig; area, placezwielichtig
(inf: = unwell) I feel seedymir ist flau (inf), → mir ist nicht gut; to look seedyangeschlagen aussehen (inf), → nicht gut aussehen

seedy

[ˈsiːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (sordid, shabby) → squallido/a
I feel decidedly seedy today → non mi sento affatto bene oggi

seed

(siːd) noun
1. the (part of) the fruit of a tree, plant etc from which a new plant may be grown. sunflower seeds; grass seed.
2. the beginning from which anything grows. There was already a seed of doubt in her mind.
3. (in a sporting competition etc) a seeded player.
verb
1. (of a plant) to produce seed. A plant seeds after it has flowered.
2. in golf, tennis etc, to arrange (good players) in a competition so that they do not compete against each other till the later rounds.
ˈseeded adjective
having been seeded. a seeded player.
ˈseedling (-liŋ) noun
a young plant just grown from a seed. Don't walk on the lettuce seedlings!
ˈseedy adjective
1. shabby. a rather seedy hotel.
2. ill or unhealthy. He's feeling a bit seedy.
ˈseediness noun
ˈseedbed noun
ground prepared for growing seeds.
go to seed
1. (of a person) to become careless about one's clothes and appearance. Don't let yourself go to seed when you reach middle age!
2. (of a place) to become rather shabby and uncared for. This part of town has gone to seed recently.
3. (also run to seed) (of a plant) to produce seeds after flowering.
References in classic literature ?
There was one seedy French waiter, who was attempting to learn English in a house where he never heard anything but French; and the customers were a few ladies of easy virtue, a menage or two, who had their own napkins reserved for them, and a few queer men who came in for hurried, scanty meals.
There was a seedy old chest, and an old hair trunk with the hinges broke.
by-the-by--he's got a new curate: that seedy old fellow Mr.
The fact is, she's feeling rather seedy, poor child.
He was no longer the finest-looking man in the throng, and the bosses no longer made for him; he was thin and haggard, and his clothes were seedy, and he looked miserable.
When the morning came at last, I was in a bad enough plight: seedy, drowsy, fagged, from want of sleep; weary from thrashing around, famished from long fasting; pining for a bath, and to get rid of the animals; and crippled with rheumatism.
Soft, seedy biscuits, also, I bestow upon Miss Shepherd; and oranges innumerable.
To begin with, Good insisted upon keeping on his new-found trousers, and a stout, short gentleman with an eye-glass, and one half of his face shaved, arrayed in a mail shirt, carefully tucked into a very seedy pair of corduroys, looks more remarkable than imposing.
We were all feeling seedy, and we were getting quite nervous about it.
I am a seedy old fellow," said the Vicar, rising, pushing his chair away and looking down at himself.
The same afternoon brought a grey-headed, seedy visitor, looking like a Jew pedlar, who appeared to me to be much excited, and who was closely followed by a slip-shod elderly woman.
He was dressed in the seedy frockcoat of the book merchant, but the rest of that individual lay in a pile of white hair and old books upon the table.