Seediness
Seediness Seed`i*ness, n. The quality or state of being seedy, shabby, or worn out; a state of wretchedness or exhaustion. [Colloq.] --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

What is called seediness, after a debauch, is a plain proof that nature has been outraged. --J. S. Blackie. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • seediness — seedy ► ADJECTIVE (seedier, seediest) 1) sordid or squalid. 2) dated unwell. DERIVATIVES seedily adverb seediness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • seediness — noun see seedy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • seediness — See seedily. * * * …   Universalium

  • seediness — noun a) The property of being seedy (unkempt). b) The property of being seedy (full of seeds) …   Wiktionary

  • seediness — seed·i·ness || sɪːdɪnɪs n. state of having many seeds; shabbiness, state of being disheveled; seaminess, squalidness, dirtiness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • seediness — n. Shabbiness (colloq.) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • seediness — seed·i·ness …   English syllables

  • seediness — See: seedy …   English dictionary

  • seediness — noun a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing • Syn: ↑shabbiness, ↑manginess, ↑sleaziness • Derivationally related forms: ↑sleazy (for: ↑sleaziness), ↑mangy …   Useful english dictionary

  • seedy — [[t]si͟ːdi[/t]] seedier, seediest ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe a person or place as seedy, you disapprove of them because they look dirty and untidy, or they have a bad reputation. Frank ran dodgy errands for a seedy local… …   English dictionary

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