adjective (seedier, seediest)
- 1Sordid and disreputable: his seedy affair with a soft-porn starletMore example sentences
- Most of the movie takes place in dark, seedy bars, and for the most part the black level is dark and shadows are well defined, while in other scenes the darker areas appear reddish and indistinct.
- One of the most notorious spots for the homeless is Market Street - a seedy section of strip bars, liquor stores and boarded up shops where dozens of junkies, drunks and other street people make the sidewalk their home.
- Brothels are usually seedy affairs, tucked discreetly away from churches, town halls and the like (or so somebody we met in a bar once told us).
- 1.1Shabby and squalid: an increasingly seedy and dilapidated propertyMore example sentences
dilapidated, tumbledown, ramshackle, derelict, ruinous, falling to pieces, decrepit, gone to rack and ruin, in ruins, broken-down, crumbling, decaying, disintegrating; neglected, uncared-for, unmaintained, depressed, run down, down at heel, shabby, dingy, slummy, insalubrious, squalidBritish • informal grottyNorth American • informal shacky
- Athletic and family-oriented (all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult), it brings to wholesome life a part of the city that can feel seedy and depressing.
- True, we're located in a dilapidated strip mall in a seedy part of town, but people have cars, don't they?
- With help from the city, they cleaned up their properties, tore down some of those seedy hotels and landscaped with palm trees.
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- Many of the crimes he investigated were around Deansgate in the 1870s when it was the most dangerous area of the city, infamous for its squalor and seediness, disease and depravity.
- At the bar there's loud music and bad boys and girls and a sweet seediness, and nobody's talking about being good, even though the mix of music and humanity brims with a palpable goodness.
- A big port and associated seediness do not together a tourist attraction make, but only a few streets away - on the other side of a narrow neck of land - lies Playa de las Canteras.