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weedy

[wee-dee] /ˈwi di/
adjective, weedier, weediest.
1.
full of or abounding in weeds.
2.
consisting of or pertaining to weeds.
3.
(of a plant, flower, etc.) growing poorly or in a straggling manner.
4.
(of a person or animal) scrawny or ungainly.
Origin of weedy
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see weed1, -y1
Related forms
weedily, adverb
weediness, noun
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  • There was not about him any sign that you could see of flabbiness or weediness.

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  • What he first noted in her with wonder and admiration was the absence of weediness and flabbiness.

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  • And Ranny despised the votaries of intellectual light; he more than suspected them of weediness, if not of Flabbiness.

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British Dictionary definitions for weediness

weedy

/ˈwiːdɪ/
adjective weedier, weediest
1.
full of or containing weeds: weedy land
2.
(of a plant) resembling a weed in rapid or straggling growth
3.
(informal) thin or weakly in appearance
Derived Forms
weedily, adverb
weediness, noun
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Word Origin and History for weediness

weedy

adj.

early 15c., from weed + -y (2). Of persons, from 1852.

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