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weed·y

 (wē′dē)
adj. weed·i·er, weed·i·est
1. Full of or consisting of weeds: a weedy lawn.
2. Being, characteristic of, or resembling a weed: a weedy plant.
3. Of a scrawny build; spindly or gawky.

weed′i·ly adv.
weed′i·ness n.

weedy

(ˈwiːdɪ)
adj, weedier or weediest
1. (Botany) full of or containing weeds: weedy land.
2. (Botany) (of a plant) resembling a weed in rapid or straggling growth
3. informal thin or weakly in appearance
ˈweedily adv
ˈweediness n

weed•y

(ˈwi di)

adj. weed•i•er, weed•i•est.
1. consisting of, abounding in, or pertaining to weeds.
2. (of a plant, flower, etc.) growing poorly or in a straggling manner.
3. (of a person or animal) scrawny.
[1375–1425]
weed′i•ly, adv.
weed′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.weedy - abounding with or resembling weedsweedy - abounding with or resembling weeds; "a weedy path"; "weedy plants that take over a garden"
weedless - free from weeds; "a weedless garden"
2.weedy - being very thin; "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare

weedy

adjective weak, thin, frail, skinny, feeble, ineffectual, puny, undersized, weak-kneed (informal), namby-pamby, nerdy or nurdy (slang) a neurotic, weedy little man

weedy

adjective
Having little flesh or fat on the body:
Idioms: all skin and bones, thin as a rail.
Translations

weedy

[ˈwiːdɪ] ADJ (weedier (compar) (weediest (superl)))
1. [ground] → lleno de malas hierbas or hierbajos
2. (Brit) (= scrawny) [person] → debilucho, desmirriado, enclenque

weedy

[ˈwiːdi] adj [person] → gringalet

weedy

adj (+er)
groundunkrautbewachsen, voll(er) Unkraut
(inf) personschmächtig; (in character) → blutarm

weedy

[ˈwiːdɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (person) → allampanato/a
References in classic literature ?
Palfrey's farmyard doors had the paint all worn off them, and the front garden walks had long been merged in a general weediness.
By March 1, 85% of the seeds had been prepared in the district and tested for weediness and germination.
93) The use of the GE seed presented a number of concerns, including: gene flow which could allow the genetically engineered mutation to appear in wild relatives and persist outside of its intended use, enhanced weediness since the plant is already considered a pest and would not be able to be killed with Round Up, and a subsequent increase in the use of more toxic pesticides.
Bluegum weediness in California is not genetically based (abstract) 2012.
In 1986, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy published a policy statement on the regulation of biotechnology that focused oversight and regulatory triggers on the risk-related characteristics of products, such as plants' weediness or toxicity.
I would have preferred, therefore, that the sections in Chapter 1 on problems caused by weeds and the causes of weediness, had provided much greater detail.
Researchers assess any potential effect on the environment, such as the plant cross-breeding with wild relatives, and potential for weediness or damage to friendly insects.
The statement called for oversight and regulatory triggers to focus on the risk-related characteristics of products, such as plants' weediness or toxicity, rather than on the process used for genetic modification.
They say they are "particularly troubled by proposals to expand EPA's oversight into areas such as virus resistance and weediness that have been adequately addressed by the USDA since 1986.
The completed EA concluded that RRSB "(1) Exhibits no plant pathogenic properties; (2) is no more likely to become weedy than the nontransgenic parental line or other cultivated sugar beet; (3) is unlikely to increase the weediness potential of any other cultivated or wild species with which it can interbreed; (4) will not cause damage to raw or processed agricultural commodities; (5) will not harm threatened or endangered species or organisms that are beneficial to agriculture; and (6) should not reduce the ability to control pests and weeds in sugar beet or other crops," (USDA APHIS, 2005, p.