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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 ?
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.
There was a seedy old chest, and an old hair trunk with the hinges broke.
Soft, seedy biscuits, also, I bestow upon Miss Shepherd; and oranges innumerable.
Old Solomon, in his seedy clothes and long white locks, seemed to be luring that decent company by the magic scream of his fiddle--luring discreet matrons in turban-shaped caps, nay, Mrs.
I put the shoes first advisedly, for they made an even deeper impression upon me than a seedy black coat, a pair of threadbare trousers, a flabby cravat, or a crumpled shirt collar.
For the sake of that seedy old gentleman who came to fetch her?
Beside the couch was a wooden chair, and on the angle of the back hung a very seedy and disreputable hard-felt hat, much the worse for wear, and cracked in several places.
It's one of the reasons why I went in for this seedy kit.
They received me in a great court, paved with marble slabs; around it were broad galleries, one above another, carpeted with seedy matting, railed with unpainted balustrades, and furnished with huge rickety chairs, cushioned with rusty old mattresses, indented with impressions left by the forms of nine successive generations of men who had reposed upon them.
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.
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.