seedy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “seedy” in the English Dictionary

"seedy" in British English

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uk   us   /ˈsiː.di/
lookingdirty or in ​badcondition and ​likely to be ​involved in ​dishonest or ​illegalactivities: a seedy ​hotel He didn't like the ​look of the seedy ​characters who were ​hanging around ​outside the ​bar.
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of seedy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seedy" in American English

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seedyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈsi·di/
in ​badcondition, esp. because not ​cared for and ​thereforeunattractive: We had ​quarters in a ​rather seedy ​hotel near the ​railroadtracks.
(Definition of seedy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “seedy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 肮脏的, 污七八糟的…
in Turkish köhne, kılıksız, pejmurde…
in Russian захудалый, сомнительного вида…
in Chinese (Traditional) 骯髒的, 亂七八糟的, 襤褸的…
in Polish podły…
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