Pronunciation of Shabby
/ʃˈabi/, /ʃˈabi/, /ʃ_ˈa_b_i/
Synonyms for shabby:
substandard, obnoxious, low-grade, dishonest, scrubby, detestable, faded, abhorrent, windblown, despicable, nefarious, rude, vile, lousy, disreputable, loathsome, tattered, windswept, contemptible, second-rate, sorry, repugnant, bedraggled, Decaying, abominable.
broken-down; in poor shape (adjective)
tacky, decrepit, poor, tattered, scruffy, seedy, mean, mangy, frayed, bedraggled, ratty, ragged, worn-out, crummy, squalid, scrubby, dingy, shoddy, faded, sleazy, Decaying, wretched, disreputable, moth-eaten, dilapidated, worn, threadbare, poverty-stricken.
penurious, impoverished, homeless, beggarly, poor, bereft, embarrassed, down-and-out, busted, penniless, hand-to-mouth, destitute, squalid, bankrupt, scruffy, dilapidated, have-not, poverty-stricken, distressed, pauper.
dingy, insalubrious, dusty, grungy, unhygenic, dirty, impure, slovenly, crummy, putrid, defiled, unsanitary, mucky, grimy, sloppy, untidy, obscene, scruffy, septic, smutty, icky, festering, scatological, sordid, murky, foul, muddy, odious, fetid, filthy, toxic, unclean, disgusting, squalid, infectious, grubby, offensive.
Sense 2 (noun)
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Usage examples for shabby:
- He stared through his glasses until he distinguished two fat figures, one in uniform, the other in shabby raiment, advancing upon him with threatening movements, one the village constable, the other the village reprobate; and when he saw them, that grim thing called terror descended upon Brightly. - "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.
- Martin took him to the shabby broken arm- chair and made him sit down. - "The Captives", Hugh Walpole.