Search Result for "seedy":
1. full of seeds;
- Example: "as seedy as a fig"
2. shabby and untidy;
- Example: "a surge of ragged scruffy children"
- Example: "he was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin"- Mark Twain
[syn: scruffy, seedy]
3. somewhat ill or prone to illness;
- Example: "my poor ailing grandmother"
- Example: "feeling a bit indisposed today"
- Example: "you look a little peaked"
- Example: "feeling poorly"
- Example: "a sickly child"
- Example: "is unwell and can't come to work"
[syn: ailing, indisposed, peaked(p), poorly(p), sickly, unwell, under the weather, seedy]
4. morally degraded;
- Example: "a seedy district"
- Example: "the seamy side of life"
- Example: "sleazy characters hanging around casinos"
- Example: "sleazy storefronts with...dirt on the walls"- Seattle Weekly
- Example: "the sordid details of his orgies stank under his very nostrils"- James Joyce
- Example: "the squalid atmosphere of intrigue and betrayal"
[syn: seamy, seedy, sleazy, sordid, squalid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Seedy \Seed"y\, a. [Compar. Seedier; superl. Seediest.] 1. Abounding with seeds; bearing seeds; having run to seeds. [1913 Webster] 2. Having a peculiar flavor supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; -- said of certain kinds of French brandy. [1913 Webster] 3. Old and worn out; exhausted; spiritless; also, poor and miserable looking; shabbily clothed; shabby looking; as, he looked seedy; a seedy coat. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Little Flanigan here . . . is a little seedy, as we say among us that practice the law. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
154 Moby Thesaurus words for "seedy": Mickey Mouse, ailing, bad, base, beat-up, bedraggled, below par, blowzy, broken-down, careless, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, coarse, common, critically ill, debilitated, decayed, decaying, decrepit, deteriorated, dilapidated, dingy, dowdy, down, down-at-heel, down-at-the-heels, drabbletailed, draggled, draggletailed, drooping, droopy, enervated, enfeebled, faded, fagged, faint, fainting, faintish, fatigued, feeling awful, feeling faint, feeling something terrible, flagging, footsore, fourth-class, frayed, frazzled, frowzy, frumpish, frumpy, full of holes, good and tired, grubby, holey, ill, in danger, in rags, in shreds, in tatters, indisposed, inferior, informal, irregular, jaded, laid low, languid, loose, low-class, low-grade, low-quality, low-test, lumpen, mangy, mean, messy, mortally ill, mussy, neglected, negligent, not quite right, off-color, out of sorts, overgrown, paltry, patchy, poky, poor, poorly, punk, ragged, raggedy, ratty, ready to drop, rocky, ruinous, run ragged, run-down, sagging, scraggly, scruffy, second-best, second-class, shabby, shoddy, sick, sick unto death, sickish, sickly, slack, slatternly, sleazy, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, sordid, squalid, tacky, taken ill, tattered, tatty, third-class, third-rate, threadbare, tinny, tired, tired-winged, toilworn, torn, under the weather, unkempt, unneat, unrefreshed, unrestored, unsightly, untidy, unwell, way-weary, wayworn, weak, weakened, wearied, weariful, weary, weary-footed, weary-laden, weary-winged, weary-worn, wilted, wilting, worn, worn out, worn-down