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seam +‎ -y


seamy (comparative seamier, superlative seamiest)

  1. Sordid, squalid or corrupt.
    • 2013, Sam Jones and Shiv Malik Lou Reed, lead singer of Velvet Undergound, dies aged 71, The Guardian Online
      Lou Reed, lead singer of the Velvet Underground, veteran chronicler of life's wilder, seamier and more desperate side and one of the most influential and distinctive songwriters of his generation has died at the age of 71.
    • 1987, David Brin, The Uplift War, Phantasia Press
      She just hadn't been aware, having considered such tales rather seamy while growing up.
  2. Having or showing a seam.

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