Definition of Seamy

1. Adjective. Showing a seam.

Similar to: Seamed
Derivative terms: Seam



2. Adjective. Morally degraded. "The squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"
Exact synonyms: Seedy, Sleazy, Sordid, Squalid
Similar to: Disreputable
Derivative terms: Sleaziness, Sordidness, Squalidness

Definition of Seamy

1. a. Having a seam; containing seams, or showing them.

Definition of Seamy

1. Adjective. Sordid, squalid or corrupt. ¹

2. Adjective. Having or showing a seam. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Seamy

1. unpleasant [adj SEAMIER, SEAMIEST] - See also: unpleasant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seamy

seamlessnesses
seamlike
seamount
seamounts
seamouse
seams
seamset
seamsets
seamster
seamsters
seamstress
seamstress's cramp
seamstresses
seamstressing
seamstressy
seamy (current term)
sean
seance
seances
seaned
seaning
seannachie
seannachies
seans
seapiece
seapieces
seaplane
seaplane tender
seaplane tenders
seaplanes

Literary usage of Seamy

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1. The Nineteenth Century (1896)
"THE seamy SIDE OF BRITISH GUIANA AMONG the marked characteristics of the British daily press, one ranks as a specialty. Should any remarkable event occur ..."

2. French Civilization in the Nineteenth Century: A Historical Introduction by Albert Léon Guérard (1914)
"... Napoleon-worship in the army—Its limits—The seamy side of militarism: looting on the heroic scale— Reluctant heroes—Growing indifference of the country. ..."

3. The History of "Punch" by Marion Harry Spielmann (1895)
"... Tuer—Plagiarism and Repetition —The seamy Side of Joke-editing—Punch Invokes the Law—Rape of Mrs Caudle—Sturm und Drang—Plagiarism or Coincidence ? ..."

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