- The definition of seedy is something shabby, ailing or sordid, or something with many seeds.
- 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.
Sign over a seedy motel.
- Having many seeds.
- Resembling seeds or a seed.
- Worn and shabby; unkempt: “He was soiled and seedy and fragrant with gin” (Mark Twain).
- Somewhat disreputable; squalid: a seedy hotel in a run-down neighborhood.
- Chiefly British Tired or sick; unwell.
(comparative seedier, superlative seediest)
- disreputable; run-down
- The healing power of alcohol only works on scrapes and nicks;; and not on girls in seedy bars who drown themselves in it. (from "Choice Hops and Bottled Self Esteem" by Bayside)
- full of seeds
- pomegranates are as seedy as any fruit you are likely to see.
- untidy; unkempt
- infirm; gone to seed
- With her aching back and pronounced limp, she was feeling particularly seedy today.
- suffering the effects of a hangover
- After last night's party we were all feeling pretty seedy.
- (colloquial) Having a peculiar flavour supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; said of certain kinds of French brandy.