What is another word for seedy?

Pronunciation: [sˈiːdi] (IPA)

The word seedy is often used to describe something shady, disreputable, or run-down. However, there are several synonyms for seedy that can be used depending on the context. For example, dilapidated, rundown, shabby, and dingy are all synonyms that describe something that has deteriorated or become worn out over time. Seediness can also refer to a person's appearance, such as disheveled, unkept, unkempt, and scruffy. Alternatively, one can use words like dubious, suspicious, or questionable when describing a situation or individual. Regardless of the synonym chosen, each describes something that is unsavory or unsatisfactory in some way.

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What are the opposite words for seedy?

Seedy is an adjective that carries a negative connotation, often referring to a person or place that is run-down, shabby, or disreputable. However, some antonyms for the word seedy can describe an opposite state of being or attribute concern things that are flourishing, pleasant, and well-maintained. Some antonyms of seedy include well-kept, healthy, lush, prosperous, thriving, affluent, decent, orderly, polished, pure, refined, and respectable. They can be used to describe a person, an environment, or an object that is presentable, upstanding, and appealing. Ultimately, the antonyms of seedy are useful for highlighting the positive aspects of people or places that might have otherwise been dismissed as unsavory or unattractive.

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Usage examples for Seedy

I'm beginning to feel seedy again.
"They Call Me Carpenter"
Upton Sinclair
That's all right, but I am seedy altogether; out of sorts all round-that's all.
Victoria Cross
"I say," Dick remarked, after a pause; "you are looking most awfully seedy.
Victoria Cross

Famous quotes with Seedy

  • If you like to read, sometimes it's interesting just to go and see what the reality is, of the word, of the seedy or not so seedy fiction writer, the drunk or sober poet... Sometimes you can go looking for illumination.
    Harold Brodkey
  • I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.
    Jessica Savitch
  • [I]f a politician won't trust you, why should you trust him? If he's a man — and you're not — what does his lack of trust tell you about his real attitude toward women? If "he" happens to be a , what makes her so perverse that she's eager to render her fellow women helpless on the mean and seedy streets her policies helped create? Should you believe her when she says she wants to help you by imposing some infantile group health care program on you at the point of the kind of gun she doesn't want you to have? On the other hand — or the other party — should you believe anything politicians say who claim they stand for freedom, but drag their feet and make excuses about repealing limits on your right to own and carry weapons? What does this tell you about their real motives for ignoring voters and ramming through one infantile group trade agreement after another with other countries? Makes voting simpler, doesn't it? You don't have to study every issue — health care, international trade — all you have to do is use this X-ray machine, this Vulcan mind-meld, to get beyond their empty words and find out how politicians really feel. About you. And that, of course, is why they hate it.
    L. Neil Smith
  • It was wonderful, a stunning happy ending to what began as just another tragic rock & roll story, as if Bob Dylan had been arrested in Miami for jacking off in a seedy little XXX theater while stroking the spine of a fat young boy.
    Hunter S. Thompson
  • If the street life, not the Whitechapel street life, but that of the common but so-called respectable part of town is in any city more gloomy, more ugly, more grimy, more cruel than in London, I certainly don't care to see it. Sometimes it occurs to one that possibly all the failures of this generation, the world over, have been suddenly swept into London, for the streets are a restless, breathing, malodorous pageant of the seedy of all nations.
    Willa Cather

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