Origin of seedy
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In 1990, Twin Peaks gave the world a nightmare vision into the seediness beneath the placid veneer of small-town America.'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Game of Thrones,' and Others Break the Incest Taboo on TV
December 10, 2011
"A mouse," I said, and forgot my seediness; I was interested.A Book of Ghosts
According to Biddy, Cleopatra had "something up her sleeve," something her excuse of "seediness" was meant to cover.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
On the stage he is all spangles and activity; off the stage, seediness and decrepitude are his chief characteristics.
A casual visitor might suppose this place to be a temple dedicated to the Genius of Seediness.The Pickwick Papers
Here they appear a motley congregation, a curious agglomeration of seediness.
- shabby or unseemly in appearanceseedy clothes
- (of a plant) at the stage of producing seeds
- informal not physically fit; sickly
Word Origin and History for seediness
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper