seamy

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seam·y

 (sē′mē)
adj. seam·i·er, seam·i·est
1. Sordid; base: "seamy tales of aberrant sexual practices, messy divorces, drug addiction, mental instability, and suicide attempts" (Barbara Goldsmith).
2. Having, marked with, or showing a seam.

seam′i·ness n.

seamy

(ˈsiːmɪ)
adj, seamier or seamiest
1. showing the least pleasant aspect; sordid
2. (esp of the inner side of a garment) showing many seams
ˈseaminess n

seam•y

(ˈsi mi)

adj. seam•i•er, seam•i•est.
1. sordid; low; disagreeable: the seamy side of life.
2. having or showing a seam, esp. the seam of the inside of a garment.
[1595–1605]
seam′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seamy - showing a seam
seamed - having or joined by a seam or seams
2.seamy - 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

seamy

adjective sordid, unpleasant, squalid, low, dark, rough, nasty, corrupt, degraded, disagreeable, disreputable, unwholesome, scungy (Austral. & N.Z.) the seamier side of life
Translations

seamy

[ˈsiːmɪ] ADJ (seamier (compar) (seamiest (superl))) → sórdido, insalubre
the seamy side (fig) → el revés de la medalla

seamy

[ˈsiːmi] adj (= seedy) [+ area, place] → mal famé(e)
the seamy side of sth → le côté sordide de qch
the seamy side of life → le côté sordide de la vie

seamy

adj (+er) club, bar, personheruntergekommen; story, area, pastzwielichtig; events, detailsschmutzig; the seamy side of lifedie Schattenseite des Lebens

seamy

[ˈsiːmɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (district) → malfamato/a
the seamy side of life → gli aspetti più squallidi della vita
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