Definition of weedy in English:

weedy

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Pronunciation: /ˈwiːdi
 
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adjective (weedier, weediest)

1Containing or covered with many weeds: a weedy path led to the gate
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  • The rain we had through July and into early August left the fields far too weedy to give the cover crops a chance.
  • The trail led into some weedy areas, through farms, but mostly along motorbike paths with nice scenery.
  • Now, does anyone else besides me have trouble with weedy gravel paths?
1.1Of the nature of or resembling a weed: a weedy species of plant
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  • At the pier, he described a stringy plant floating in the murky water as a weedy species that had escaped from aquariums.
  • According to the magazine, many ecologists say it is only a matter of time before an engineered gene makes the leap to a weedy species, thus creating a new weed or invigorating an old one.
  • Genes producing desired characteristics in crops could confer adaptive advantages to weedy species, causing problems in valuable wild plant habitats.
2British informal (Of a person) thin and physically weak in appearance: he was small and weedy
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  • Joplin was a thin and weedy boy, who seemed to always be wearing a plain white shirt and simple trousers, and the same gray cloak draped over his shoulder.
  • ‘If you don't drink you get lumped in with the weedy people,’ argues Riddoch.
  • He's a weedy man, who was shaking and sweating during our encounter.
Synonyms
puny, feeble, weak, frail, delicate, underdeveloped, thin, undersized, slight, slightly built, skinny, scrawny, a slip of a …
informal pint-sized

Derivatives

weediness

noun
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  • In the case of modified crops, these risks include the possibility of increased weediness of GM crops, of gene flow to relatives of modified crops and effects to overall crop-plant genetic diversity.
  • These papers provided evidence and/or arguments for such potential hazards as gene escape, increased weediness, evolution of insect resistance to modified traits and socio-economic impacts of agricultural biotechnology.
  • We need to of course maintain the highest possible vigilance in relation to any issues, whether they be health issues from GMOs, or whether they be the risks of weediness that might come from the growing of genetically modified crops.

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