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seedy

adjective uk   /ˈsiː.di/ us  
looking dirty or in bad condition and likely to be involved in dishonest or illegal activities: a seedy hotel He didn't like the look of the seedy characters who were hanging around outside the bar.
seediness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “seedy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 骯髒的, 亂七八糟的, 襤褸的…
in Russian захудалый, сомнительного вида…
in Turkish köhne, kılıksız, pejmurde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 肮脏的, 污七八糟的…
in Polish podły…
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