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Meanwhile, just because lawmakers are responding to natural disasters with environmental votes doesn’t mean they aren’t seeing other, seedier kinds of legislative opportunities from the same event.

Aykroyd drunk in a dirty Santa suit perfectly captures the seedy irony at the heart of this commercial holiday.

From Time

Even if the site wasn’t “seedy” and offered cancer treatment advice as well as investment advice, there would be a severe lack of identity.

Everybody knows the Hollywood pawnshop tropes — the creepy guy smoking behind the counter in a seedy corner store, taking a stolen television off someone’s hands, probably so they can go buy drugs.

From Vox

But beneath all the shiny esteem, the 25-year-old Wright led a seedy double life.

ME3M was like online sex without the sex: seedy, dehumanized, segmented, and awkward—yet often still erotic.

For the rest of you, here's a seedy little fact: Men of pretty much any age are mainly attracted to 20-year-olds.

Gotham may mature into a thrilling mystery that explores corrupt cops and the seedy underworld.

The Boulevard Carnot, the seedy, downtrodden street that leads out of town, proved the point on my last night there.

There was a seedy old chest, and an old hair trunk with the hinges broke.

He appears to be seedy, but has been quite hopeless as Sirdar down in the base camp and is without authority.

He was a seedy individual, with a face that was horribly pockmarked.

Devilish cold,' he added pettishly, 'standing at that door, wasting one's time with such seedy vagabonds!'

He did not extend his hand, but stood still, in his seedy clothes and his coat buttoned to his chin, to hide his lack of a shirt.


On this page you'll find 84 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to seedy, such as: crummy, decaying, decrepit, dingy, grubby, and scruffy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.