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Definition of "seedy" [seed•y]

  • Having many seeds. (adjective)
  • Resembling seeds or a seed. (adjective)
  • Worn and shabby; unkempt: "He was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin” ( Mark Twain). (adjective)
  • Tired or sick; unwell. (adjective)
  • Somewhat disreputable; squalid: a seedy hotel in a run-down neighborhood. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seedy" in a sentence
  • "The Good: A top-notch cast has distinguished itself in seedy Atlantic City, under the patient guiding hands of The Sopranos 'Terence Winter and executive producer Martin Scorsese."
  • "And today the visible inequities and inadequacies of the system that turns young people off politically are compounded: our political punch has been spiked with an undetectable component -- untraceable monies that threaten the very foundation of our democracy: freedom of speech freely shared, and not hidden in seedy recesses of election law."
  • "When he stumbles around in seedy motel rooms, drunk beyond reason, we believe him."