Fishy vs Seedy - What's the difference?

fishy | seedy |

As adjectives the difference between fishy and seedy

is that fishy is of, from, or similar to fish while seedy is disreputable, run-down, sleazy.

As a noun fishy

is (childish).




  • (childish)
  • Alternative forms

    * fishie


  • Of, from, or similar to fish.
  • Suspicious; inspiring doubt.
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    Derived terms

    * smell fishy




  • 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