Definition of Seedy

1. Adjective. Full of seeds. "As seedy as a fig"

2. Adjective. Shabby and untidy. "He was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"
Exact synonyms: Scruffy
Similar to: Worn
Derivative terms: Seediness

3. Adjective. Somewhat ill or prone to illness. "Is unwell and can't come to work"
Exact synonyms: Ailing, Indisposed, Peaked, Poorly, Sickly, Under The Weather, Unwell
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Unwellness

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

Definition of Seedy

1. a. Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds.

Definition of Seedy

1. Adjective. disreputable; run-down ¹

2. Adjective. full of seeds ¹

3. Adjective. untidy; unkempt ¹

4. Adjective. infirm; gone to seed ¹

5. Adjective. suffering the effects of a hangover ¹

6. Adjective. (colloquial) Having a peculiar flavour supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; said of certain kinds of French brandy. ¹

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Definition of Seedy

1. containing seeds; inferior in condition or quality [adj SEEDIER, SEEDIEST]

Medical Definition of Seedy

1. 1. Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds. 2. Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; said of certain kinds of FRench brandy. 3. Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabily clothed; shabby looking; as, he looked seedy coat. "Little Flanigan here . . . Is a little seedy, as we say among us that practice the law." Seedy toe, an affection of a horse's foot, in which a cavity filled with horn powder is formed between the laminae and the wall of the hoof. See:dier; Seediest. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Seedy

seedy (current term)
seedy toe
seeing-eye dog
seeing-eye dogs
seeing eye ball
seeing eye dog
seeing fit
seeing in
seeing is believing
seeing red
seeing stars
seeing through

Literary usage of Seedy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Black Beauty: The Autobiography of a Horse by Anna Sewell (1904)
"seedy SAM I SHOULD say, that for a cab-horse I was very well off indeed; my driver was my owner, and it was his interest to treat me well, and not overwork ..."

2. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray by William Makepeace Thackeray, Sir Leslie Stephen (1898)
"Our eyes then turned upon that seedy yent, Orlando Figgs, who drew in our Academy for ten years. ..."

3. Rhymes with Reason & Without by Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1853)
"THE seedy OLD GENTLEMAN. Something similar, fully as comprehensible, but not quite as good as the " Ancient Mariner." ACROSS my way, for many a day, ..."

4. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1907)
"Its great number of drupelets makes it very seedy. Its long, slender, tapering shape has suggested its two most characteristic names — Sow-teat and ..."

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