seamy

Part of speech: adjective

Having or showing seams; figuratively, showing the worst aspect; as, the seamy side.

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Usage examples "seamy":

  1. And Smith has a soul with seamy cracks, For he talks of people behind their backs! - "Impertinent Poems", Edmund Vance Cooke.
  2. In such a manner, turning the seamy side outwards, a modern Socrates might describe the evils of married and domestic life. - "Phaedrus", Plato.
  3. Nellie had always been soft and yielding to her, once this man were out of the way she would be so again, and the old woman had seen enough of the seamy side of life to desire better things for the helpless girl. - "The Moving Finger A Trotting Christmas Eve at Warwingie Lost! The Loss of the "Vanity" Dick Stanesby's Hutkeeper The Yanyilla Steeplechase A Digger's Christmas", Mary Gaunt.