weedy


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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 ?
I found the hot stream broadened out to a shallow, weedy sand, in which an abundance of crabs and long-bodied, many-legged creatures started from my footfall.
So deep did they go; and so ancient, and corroded, and weedy the aspect of the lowermost puncheons, that you almost looked next for some mouldy corner-stone cask containing coins of Captain Noah, with copies of the posted placards, vainly warning the infatuated old world from the flood.
Vyse is rather a wretched, weedy man, don't you think?
The wagon rolled up a weedy gravel walk, under a noble avenue of China trees, whose graceful forms and ever-springing foliage seemed to be the only things there that neglect could not daunt or alter,--like noble spirits, so deeply rooted in goodness, as to flourish and grow stronger amid discouragement and decay.
It proved to be an extensive pile of crumbling walls, arches, and towers, massive, properly grouped for picturesque effect, weedy, grass-grown, and satisfactory.
Both in this poem and others of Tennyson, and in every poet that I have loved, there are melodies and harmonies enfolding significance that appeared long after I had first read them, and had even learned them by heart; that lay weedy in my outer ear and were enough in their Mere beauty of phrasing, till the time came for them to reveal their whole meaning.
Inside was a bit of kitchen-garden, bounded by a paling; beyond that some backs of detached houses; beyond them, again, a plot of weedy ground, a few wretched cottages, and the open, heathery moor.
Daily the beans saw me come to their rescue armed with a hoe, and thin the ranks of their enemies, filling up the trenches with weedy dead.
The great sweep in front of the terrace and entrance stair was black and covered with mosses; the once trim flower-beds rank and weedy.
Snails clung to the sides of the tank; tadpoles and tiny fish swam swiftly in the green water, slippery efts and slimy frogs twined their noiseless way in and out of the weedy rock-work; and on top of the pyramid there sat solitary, cold as the stone, brown as the stone, motionless as the stone, a little bright-eyed toad.
It was quite a wilderness, and there were old melon-frames and cucumber-frames in it, which seemed in their decline to have produced a spontaneous growth of weak attempts at pieces of old hats and boots, with now and then a weedy offshoot into the likeness of a battered saucepan.
And still entranced I crouched by her side near the further side, with only unkempt grass-plot and a weedy path between us and that ponderous door, wide open still, and replaced by a section of the lighted hail within.