Seedy vs Sketchy - What's the difference?

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Seedy is a synonym of sketchy.

As adjectives the difference between seedy and sketchy

is that seedy is disreputable; run-down while sketchy is roughly or hastily laid out; intended for later refinement.




  • 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






  • Roughly or hastily laid out; intended for later refinement.
  • The first draft included a sketchy design.
  • Resembling a comedy sketch, of sketch quality.
  • (slang) Of questionable or doubtful quality.
  • The sketchy repair job did not look like it would hold.
  • (slang, of a person) Suspected of taking part in illicit or dishonorable dealings.
  • Because he is so sketchy , I always think that he is up to something.
  • (slang, of a person) Disturbing or unnerving, often in such a way that others may suspect them of intending physical or sexual harm or harassment.
  • Jack is so sketchy , I think he's stalking me.


    * dicey * dodgy * seedy * shady

    See also

    * skeezy