seedy

[ US /ˈsidi/ ]
[ UK /sˈiːdi/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. full of seeds
    as seedy as a fig
  2. shabby and untidy
    a surge of ragged scruffy children
    he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin
  3. somewhat ill or prone to illness
    feeling poorly
    is unwell and can't come to work
    feeling a bit indisposed today
    my poor ailing grandmother
    a sickly child
    you look a little peaked
  4. morally degraded
    sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls
    a seedy district
    sleazy characters hanging around casinos
    the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils
    the seamy side of life
    the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal
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How To Use seedy In A Sentence

  • She also lent me a couple of Ben Elton books which were good, but not as good for relaxing as they have a whole dark seedy side.
  • They were a bit more seedy and sleazy, which was what I liked.
  • The play is set in a seedy northern beauty contest, which gives Paula the chance to use her original Mancunian accent.
  • Set in 1912 New York, The Iceman Cometh spotlights the failed lives, empty hopes, and perpetual pipedreams of the stewbums, anarchists, and hookers of Harry Hope's seedy saloon.
  • It's a seedy bar in Accra's red-light district.
  • There are tens of thousands of people in this province addicted to the machines, which are to be found in almost every seedy bar in Montreal and elsewhere.
  • The old image of snooker is of seedy, smoky, dimly-lit halls filled with sallow-complexioned men, pint in one hand, cigarette in the other as they wait their turn at the table.
  • Gradually market traders and hawkers moved in until eventually the tunnel became a seedy backwater.
  • After my parents split up, my mother disappeared into a postdivorce second adolescence of her own, taking me with her to seedy bars to entice guys—no insightful heart-to-hearts or maternal advice to be had there. Dont You Forget About Me
  • Already quaint and seedy: the draperied ladies on the frieze of the carrousel are his father’s father’s mooncheeked dreams; if he thinks of it more he will vomit his apple-on-a-stick. The Worst Years of Your Life
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