Seedy vs Seedeater - What's the difference?

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Seedy is a related term of seedeater.

As an adjective seedy

is disreputable, run-down, sleazy.

As a noun seedeater is

(literally) an individual or species which eats seeds.




  • disreputable, run-down, sleazy.
  • The healing power of alcohol only works on scrapes and nicks; and not on girls in seedy bars who drown themselves in it. (from "Choice Hops and Bottled Self Esteem" by Bayside)
  • full of seeds.
  • pomegranates are as seedy as any fruit you are likely to see.
  • untidy; unkempt
  • His seedy , dirt-smudged visage caused her to look at him askance.
  • infirm; gone to seed.
  • With her aching back and pronounced limp, she was feeling particularly seedy today.
  • suffering the effects of a hangover
  • After last night's party we were all feeling pretty seedy .
  • (colloquial) Having a peculiar flavour supposed to be derived from the weeds growing among the vines; said of certain kinds of French brandy.
  • Derived terms

    * seedy toe






    (en noun)
  • (literally) An individual or species which eats seeds.
  • * 2003 , John Andrew Eastman, The Book of Field and Roadside
  • Mammal seedeaters include chipmunks; ground squirrels; red, gray, and fox squirrels; voles; white-footed mice; and pocket gophers.
  • A bird species which feeds mainly on seeds.
  • Most seedeaters have strong, typically shaped bills.


    * (bird) hard-bill