The definition of seedy is something shabby, ailing or sordid, or something with many seeds.adjective
- A gross hotel that rents rooms by the hour and that has old dirty carpet, worn rooms, and soiled linens is an example of a seedy building.
- An old man who has a reputation for trying to pick up drunk young girls is an example of someone who would be described as seedy.
- A pomegranate is an example of a seedy fruit.
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adjective seed·i·er, seed·i·est
- Having many seeds.
- Resembling seeds or a seed.
- Worn and shabby; unkempt: “He was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin” (Mark Twain).
- Tired or sick; unwell.
- Somewhat disreputable; squalid: a seedy hotel in a run-down neighborhood.
- seedˈi·ly adverb
- seedˈi·ness noun