What is another word for weedy?

Pronunciation: [wˈiːdi] (IPA)

Weedy can refer to plants that are generally considered undesirable, but it can also be used to describe a person or thing that is weak, scrawny or of low quality. There are several synonyms for the word "weedy" that can be used in different contexts. For instance, "spindly" describes something that is thin and fragile-looking, "undernourished" is used to describe someone or something that is malnourished or weak, while "gangly" is used to describe someone or something that is tall and thin. Other possible synonyms for "weedy" include "emaciated," "twiggy," "slender," "lanky," and "scraggly." Understanding these synonyms can help you to communicate more effectively in your writing or speaking.

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What are the opposite words for weedy?

The antonyms for the word "weedy" are sturdy, robust, and muscular. Sturdy refers to something that is strong and can endure pressure or weight, while robust suggests a healthy and vigorous condition. Muscular pertains to a physically fit and athletic body with defined muscles. Weedy, on the other hand, describes something that is thin or frail. Its synonyms include weak, scrawny, and skeletal. Words like sturdy, robust, and muscular paint a picture of strength and vitality, while antonyms for weedy suggest a lack of these qualities. Using antonyms can enrich our vocabulary and broaden our understanding of language.

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Usage examples for Weedy

The weedy, brown nag that was Lassie's trace mate, during those first weeks in the hills had come down and got himself rather badly staked, and Donald had had to shoot him.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
He was driving a score or so of weedy, straggling calves.
"The Pioneers"
Katharine Susannah Prichard
The real country lives in every-day clothes, and gets weedy and dusty, with roads full of ruts.
"In Wild Rose Time"
Amanda M. Douglas

Famous quotes with Weedy

  • In those days kitchen matches were heavy-duty implements—more like signal flares than the weedy sticks we get today. You could strike them on any hard surface and fling them at least fifteen feet and they wouldn’t go out. Indeed, even when being beaten vigorously with two hands, as when lodged on the front of one’s sweater, they seemed positively determined not to fail.
    Bill Bryson
  • After all there is the two edged sword that will never fail you, with enthusiasm for one of its edges and irony for the other. However mired and weedy be the current of life there will be always joy and loyalty enough left to keep you unwavering in the faith that politics is not as it seems in clouded moments, a mere gabble and squabble of selfish interests, but that it is the State in action. And the State is the name by which we call the great human conspiracy against hunger and cold, against loneliness and ignorance; the State is the foster-mother and warden of the arts, of love, of comradeship, of all that redeems from despair that strange adventure which we call human life.
    Thomas Kettle
  • Outside the door a group of men stood whispering while the less solemn parts of the Mass were being said. These men stared about them at the rolling country of little hills and commented on the crops, the weather, the tombstones or whatever came into their dreaming minds. 'Very weedy piece of spuds, them of Mick Finnegan's.' 'He doesn't put on the dung, Larry: the man that doesn't drive on the dung won't take out a crop.' A pause, 'Nothing like the dung.' (p13)
    Patrick Kavanagh
  • The ocean ate the last of the land and poured into the smoking gulf, thereby giving up all it had ever conquered. From the new-flooded lands it flowed again, uncovering death and decay; and from its ancient and immemorial bed it trickled loathsomely, uncovering nighted secrets of the years when Time was young and the gods unborn. Above the waves rose weedy remembered spires. The moon laid pale lilies of light on dead London, and Paris stood up from its damp grave to be sanctified with star-dust. Then rose spires and monoliths that were weedy but not remembered; terrible spires and monoliths of lands that men never knew were lands...
    H. P. Lovecraft

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