seediest

seedy

[see-dee]
adjective, seedier, seediest.
1.
abounding in seed.
2.
containing many seeds, as a piece of fruit.
3.
gone to seed; bearing seeds.
4.
poorly kept; run-down; shabby.
5.
shabbily dressed; unkempt: a seedy old tramp.
6.
physically run-down; under the weather: He felt a bit seedy after his operation.
7.
somewhat disreputable; degraded: a seedy hotel.

Origin:
1565–75; seed + -y1

seedily, adverb
seediness, noun
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seedy (ˈsiːdɪ)
 
adj , seedier, seediest
1.  shabby or unseemly in appearance: seedy clothes
2.  (of a plant) at the stage of producing seeds
3.  informal not physically fit; sickly
 
'seedily
 
adv
 
'seediness
 
n

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seedy
1440, "fruitful, abundant," from seed (n.). Meaning "shabby" is attested from 1739, probably in allusion to the appearance of a flowering plant that has run to seed.
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